19 Apr 2013

Quake jolts islands off northern Japan

4:27 pm on 19 April 2013

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7 has struck off northern Japan.

The United States Geological Survey says the quake's epicentre was 275km northeast of the Kuril Islands at a depth of 10km on Friday afternoon.

Buildings in Tokyo also shook from the quake.

No tsunami warning has been issued.

On Wednesday, a series of quakes, including one with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2, hit Japan's Miyake island, about 180km south of Tokyo.