TOKYO – A magnitude 6.7 earthquake has been registered in the north of Japan, Japan Meteorological Agency said on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of 50 kilometers in Japan’s northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido.


A tsunami warming has been issued. Meteorologists do not anticipate damages from the tsunami but recommend local residents to leave coastal areas.

Hokkaido Electric Power, an energy company, is examining its nuclear facilities for possible damages.