According to the USGS
, the quake occurred on November 09, 2012, at 03:51:58 UTC, at a depth 40.4 km (25.1 miles) near the east coast of Honshu, 29 miles SE of Iwaki, 31 miles E of Kitaibaraki, 33 miles E of Takahagi and 39 miles ENE of Hitachi.
reports that according to the Japan Meteorological Agency
, the temblor was later downgraded to a 5.2 magnitude.
According to the The Inquistr
, no tsunami warning was issued and there have been no reports of damage or injuries.
The last major seismic incident in Japan was a magnitude 9.0 earthquake in March 2011, that set off a tsunami that left over 20,000 dead or missing and caused a nuclear accident at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant, the worst since the Chernobyl catastrophe in 1986.