A magnitude 6.1 earthquake It shook northern Japan on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), but no tsunami warning was issued.
The tremor was registered at 09:18 GMT in front of the prefecture of Aomori (north) at a depth of 20 kmaccording to the JMA, and was also felt on the island of Hokkaido.
The United States Institute for Geological Surveys (USGS) measured a magnitude of 6.2.
According to the NHK public television network, no tsunami warning was issued.
The media no damage reported at the moment.
Earthquakes are frequent in Japan, which is located in the Pacific “ring of fire”an arc of intense seismic activity that spans Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim.
The country enforces strict building regulations to ensure that buildings can withstand strong earthquakes, and regularly organizes emergency drills to prepare for a powerful earthquake.