Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Japan's Honshu island: USGS

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan`s Honshu island on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but local media said there was no tsunami warning. 

Reuters| Updated: Dec 20, 2014, 15:40 PM IST

Singapore: A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan`s Honshu island on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but local media said there was no tsunami warning. 

USGS said the quake`s epicentre was located 42 miles (68 km) e0ast-noftheast of Iwaki on Honshu. It was measured at a depth of 22.9 miles (37 km). The national broadcaster NHK said there was no tsunami warning, and there were no immediate reports of casualties or serious damage.