Another 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit east and northeast Japan near Honshu on Monday, exactly a month after the the deadly, massive magnitude 9.0 earthquake, which triggered the tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan, a local TV reported.

According to the US geological survey, the 7.1 magnitude onshore quake hit with a depth of just 10 kilometres, and its epicentre was 86 kilometres south-southeast of Fukushima city.

The quake shocks were felt across Tokyo, and Japan’s meteorological agency issued a tsunami alert saying a one-metre wave could hit Ibaraki prefecture and half a metre high wave was expected in Fukushima prefecture.

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has issued orders for temporary evacuation of Fukushima nuclear plant, where work was on to cool the stricken reactors.