An earthquake has struck the eastern coast of Japan, with early reports suggesting a magnitude 5.9 quake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) earlier put the magnitude at 6.3 and

reports the quake had a depth of 10km. Reuters reports that no tsunami warning has been issued as a result of the quake. The epicenter was reported as Ibaraki Prefecture in central Japan, about 170 kilometers north of the capital Tokyo, and near the town of Daigo. The prefecture has a population of about three million people. READ MORE