A 6.7 magnitude quake hit the east coast of Japan near Honshu on Thursday morning, the 75th aftershock from the devastating quake of magnitude 9.0 on March 11, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The Japanese Meteorological Agency warned that a tsunami of about one-and-a-half meter (20 inches) could follow.

Several areas were hit by aftershocks following the March earthquake and tsunami which left more than 23,000 dead or missing in Japan.

There were no immediate reports of damage, injuries or deaths.