Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes off the coast of Tokyo

The 6.0 earthquake struck the Izu Islands region. Photo / File
The 6.0 earthquake struck the Izu Islands region. Photo / File

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck in the sparsely populated Izu Islands region south-southeast of Japan's main island of Honshu.

USGS reported that the earthquake hit around 1:21 a.m. local time Wednesday with its epicenter located about 617 kilometres south-southeast of Tokyo. Its depth was measured at 10 kilometres.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says no tsunami warnings are in effect. There were no immediate reports of damage.

- AP

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