Japan’s meteorological agency has registered an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale off Chiba prefecture in the Pacific Ocean.
The quake occurred at 9:05 p.m. local time (1205 GMT) Wednesday and its epicenter was located off Chiba prefecture in the Pacific Ocean to the east of capital, Tokyo. The quake came hours after another strong earthquake rocked the northeastern Japanese island of Hokkaido which triggered small tsunami waves.
The Japanese agency said there was no fear of a tsunami following the latest quake "although sea levels may change slightly in a few hours."
The earthquakes and tsunami comes three days after Japan marked the anniversary of last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami.
On March 11, 2011 a 9.0-magnitude earthquake off the northeast coast of Japan's main island set off a devastating tsunami and was followed by more than 50 aftershocks. The tragic event triggered one of the worst nuclear disasters in the world, crippling Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant.