Information on casualties or damage were reported. According to the National Meteorological Administration, no tsunami threat.
The epicenter of the magnitude 4.5 earthquake was located in the south of the northern island of Hokkaido, the focus lies at a depth of 60 kilometers. Tremors were also felt residents Aomori prefecture on the main Japanese island of Honshu, according to ITAR-TASS.
The Japanese archipelago is located on the junction of four tectonic plates, so every year there are up to 20 percent of the seating on the earth quake of magnitude 6.0 and above.