An earthquake struck a southeastern section of Japan's Honshu Tuesday afternoon, rocking the island with a reported 5.5-magnitude shock.
The Japan earthquake struck the Chiba-ken Toho-oki region of Honshu at 4:22 EST Tuesday (5:22 a.m. JST Wednesday) at a depth of 60 km, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
It was not immediately apparent what the extent of the damage is, but the JMA posted the following positive statement on its website:
This earthquake poses no tsunami risk.
Twitter was abuzz with posts about the tremblor, many of which had different magnitudes associated with the quake, ranging from 4.7 to 5.6. A number of the posts said the quake was centered near the Bonin Islands, off the coast of Honshu, Japan's main island.
A number of Twitter users felt the strong Japan earthquake, including @heltalene who said the following: Ok, got right out shook out of bed this morning cause of the #earthquake #Japan M 5.5 shindo 4 and no tsunami.
The Japan quake comes one day after a 3.9-magnitude hit southern California a mile west of San Juan Capistrano, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The tremblor, which struck southern California on Monday two miles below ground at 10:37 a.m. PST, was relatively minor but did cause some minor damages.