A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has hit near the south coast of the Japanese island of Honshu, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, Trend reports citing Sputnik.
The epicentre of the earthquake was located 144 kilometres (about 89 miles) southeast of the city of Shingu, at the depth of 375.8 kilometres.
There was no tsunami warning issued yet.
Earthquakes with magnitudes above 6.0 Richter scale are considered to be strong earthquakes, which can deal damage to a moderate number of structures in populated areas. It is usually felt in up to hundreds of kilometres from the epicentre.
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