A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck off northeastern coast of Japan. A tsunami warning was issued initially but was withdrawn later. There was no immediate report of damage or injuries.
The earthquake hit 09:09 GMT (2:39 pm Indian time in waters of Pacific waters off Miyagi region. The quake struck at a depth of 60 kilometres.
The Japanese meteorological agency had earlier issued advisory for tsunami waves of around one metre.
Inspection of region’s nuclear plants was carried out. Train services including shinkansen bullet trains were suspended.
The US Geological Service put the strength of the quake at 7.0-magnitude.
The quake and tsunami advisory come not long after Japan marked 10 years since the catastrophic 9.0-magnitude earthquake of March 11, 2011, that triggered a killer tsunami and the Fukushima meltdown.
The so-called triple disaster-affected Japan’s northeast, including Miyagi.