The earthquake hit 245 km off Japan’s eastern coast region at a depth of around 35 kilometers. The shake prompted a tsunami warning on the Miyagi area, where final year’s devastating quake triggered a tsunami and numerous meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

The tsunami warning has currently been lifted and 5 people have been taken to hospital in the Miyagi Prefecture with tiny injuries. The US Geological Survey initially put the quake’s force at 7.4-magnitude, but later revised its evaluation, lowering it to 7.3.An after shock of 6.2-magnitude struck the eastern coast just minutes after the initial quake. Japanese media reported how buildings in Tokyo influenced in the resulting tremors.