A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.3 occurred on Wednesday night at the eastern coast of Japan, the site says the U.S. Geological Survey.
The data on casualties and damage were reported.
The epicenter of tremors recorded in 21.44 MSK, was located at 203 kilometers east of the largest island in the Japanese archipelago — Honshu, at a depth of two kilometers.
From early Wednesday morning to evening in the area was more than 15 earthquakes with a magnitude greater than 5, it said. The most powerful of them — a magnitude of 7.2.
After him mmo country issued a warning about the possibility of a tsunami up to 50 centimeters in the prefectures of Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima.