An earthquake of 4.4 magnitude rocked the north-east of Japan on Wednesday, ONA reports citing Japan Meteorological Agency.
The earthquake's epicenter lay at the depth of 50 km in the Iwate prefecture.
No injuries or damages were reported. A tsunami alert was initially issued but was recalled after several minutes.
The earthquake was felt in the norhtern and north-eastern parts of the country, including the prefectures of Iwate, Aomori, Miyagi and Fukushima.