A series of strong earthquakes have rocked Japan over the past few days as reports indicate that another strong 6.0 quake has just reportedly struck off the coast of northern Japan. There were no immediate reports of people injured or damage. The shallow 6.0 magnitude quake hit at 00:58 am (1558 GMT Saturday) 170 kilometres (105 miles) east-northeast of Miyako city, the US Geological Survey said. It was followed by a 5.3 aftershock.

There was no threat of a tsunami following the quake, said the Japan Meteorological Agency, which measured it at a slightly lower 5.9 magnitude. The tremors came seven hours after another 6.0 magnitude quake struck the same area on Saturday and also followed a 5.3 magnitude jolt which hit due east of Miyako on Friday. CONTINUE