A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck near the Ogasawara Islands in the Pacific Ocean, south of Tokyo, on Tuesday morning but there were no reports of injuries or serious damage to infrastructure, authorities said, APA reports citing Kyodo News Agency.
The quake occurred at 6:09 a.m., registering upper 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 on Hahajima Island, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. The agency said there was no threat of a tsunami.
Following the temblor, the government set up a liaison office at the premier's office to gather information.
The quake also logged 4 on the seismic intensity scale on Chichijima Island, according to the agency.
The agency initially said the quake's magnitude was 6.3 but later revised it downward.
A weather agency official warned that further earthquakes of up to upper 5 on the intensity scale could occur over the coming seven days, especially in the next two to three days.