EARTHQUAKE: No human or material damage was immediately reported. Authorities have not issued a tsunami warning either.
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked northern Japan on Sunday, according to the US Geological Institute (USGS), with no apparent damage or casualties or triggering a tsunami warning from authorities.
The earthquake struck 123 kilometres deep at 6:55 p.m. local time (0955 GMT) off the coastal city of Urakawa-cho on the island of Hokkaido.
A jolt felt for 20 to 30 seconds
The tremor was felt strongly for 20 to 30 seconds, according to a local official interviewed on state television NHK. But no human or material damage was immediately reported, the channel said.
Japan’s meteorological agency said it had not issued a tsunami warning. The Japanese nuclear regulator said it had found no anomaly in the nuclear facilities in the region.