Japan Earthquake
A magnitude-5.9 earthquake has hit Japan, early Thursday morning, local time. US Geological Survey

A magnitude-5.9 earthquake hit Japan early Thursday on the east coast of Honshu, a region close to the site of the nuclear power plant that was hit by a powerful tsunami earlier this year.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the quake hit before 4:30 a.m. local time, or 2:24 p.m. EST. The epicenter was located 62 miles east of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant and 151 miles northeast of Tokyo, with a depth of 23 miles (37 kilometers).

No injuries or damage has yet to be reported.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reportedly had not immediately issued a tsunami alert, according to The Associated Press.

The country has suffered greatly since the March 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit. This wiped out a portion of Japan's northeastern coast and left 20,000 citizens dead or missing.

This was the strongest earthquake to ever hit the region, and it caused a subsequent nuclear crisis, with level 7 meltdowns at three reactors in the Fukushima Power Plant.

Approximately 100,000 people had to flee from their homes because of this incident. They are still unsure when they can return home.

The tsunami resulted in 30-foot walls of water, with waves reaching almost six miles. The water swept across rice fields and flooded towns. Japan has since been in a state of recovery ever since.

Part of Japan is located along the Ring of Fire - an arc of earthquake and volcanic zones stretching around the Pacific Rim.

About 90 percent of the world's quakes occur in this region.

This story is developing. New information will be reported when available.