• A magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck south-east of Tokyo, Japan
  • Originated 230 kilometres southeast of the capital city, at a depth of 10km
  • Tremors felt in nine Japan prefectures including Fukushima and Tokyo

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck south-east of Tokyo, Japan, on Friday morning, local time.

The powerful quake originated at a depth of 10 kilometres, about 230km southeast of Tokyo, the country's capital, according to the US Geological Survey.

Tremors were felt in nine different prefectures [regions] of the country, including Fukushima and Tokyo, according to reports.


The quake originated about 230 kilometres southeast of Tokyo, Japan, at a depth of 10km (epicentre pictured)

No tsunami warning was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii, according to the CBC.

It may have caused slight changes in the sea level, Japan's weather agency said.

The location of the quake was close to the Japan Trench in the North Pacific Ocean, near the junction of the Pacific, Eurasian and Philippine Plates.

No damage has been reported yet.

More to come.