Tokyo: An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit south west Japan this morning.
The quake hit at a depth of 10 km just before midday local time and was felt throughout Wakayama prefecture.
The epicenter of the quake is located 56km South East of Shingu, according to US Geological Survey.
No casualties or damage to properties have been reported till now.
Japan sits at the junction of four tectonic plates and experiences around 20 percent of the world’s most powerful earthquakes.