A 6-magnitude earthquake shook Japan after the worst earthquake in the last quarter of a century in Taiwan. It mainly affected the east coast of the Asian country, but did not require the activation of a tsunami warning.

The phenomenon was recorded at 12:16 local time today (3:26 GMT) and had its epicenter 40 kilometers deep off the coast of Fukushima prefecture. The tremor reached level 4 on the Japanese seismic scale (7 levels) and the same level in the neighboring prefectures of Iwate and Miyagi.