Strong quake hits northern Japan; no tsunami
TOKYO (AP) - A strong earthquake has struck Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, but authorities say there is no danger of a tsunami and there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
Japan's Meteorological Agency says the quake had a magnitude of 6.4 and hit at 11.17 pm local time on Saturday in the Tokachi region in southern Hokkaido, at a depth of 120 kilometre.
The agency says there is no danger of a tsunami from the quake.
The US Geological Survey, however, says the quake's magnitude was 6.9.