Posted: 13 June 2010 1202 hrs
TOKYO - A strong quake with a magnitude of 6.1 hit off Japan's Honshu island Sunday, but no tsunami warning was immediately issued, seismologists said.
The quake struck at 12:33 pm (0333 GMT) at a depth of 40 kilometres (25 miles), some 100 kilometres from Fukushima prefecture north of Tokyo, Japan's Meteorological Agency said.
There was no likelihood of a tsunami, the agency said.
There was no immediate report of damage or injuries, an official in Fukushima prefecture said.
The US Geological survey said the quake had a magnitude of 6.1, while the Japanese agency said it measured 6.2.
The USGS had originally recorded the quake at 6.4.
- AFP /ls