A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of northern Japan, but there were no reports of damage and no tsunami alerts were issued.
Today’s earthquake was the third strong quake in as many days near Mikayo, Japan in the Iwate prefecture. It was followed by two magnitude 5.3 aftershocks.
The quake struck at 5:58 a.m. Hawaii time, 12:58 a.m. Sunday in Japan and was centered about 105 miles east-northeast of Miyako at a depth of about 6 miles.
Another magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the same area about 7 hours earlier and a magnitude 5.3 quake was recorded on Thursday, Hawaii time.
No tsunami alerts were issued for the earthquakes.