An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 struck Japan’s eastern regions, the country’s weather agency said on Friday.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, JMA, the temblor occurred at 7:03 p.m. local time at a depth of 50 km.
It measured 5 lower on Japan’s seismic intensity scale which peaked at 7.
The temblor’s epicentre was located off eastern Chiba prefecture at a latitude of 35.6 degrees north and a longitude of 140.7 degrees east.
No tsunami warning had been issued.