Today Japan was effected by an earthquake measuring 7.4. It occurred off the coast of Fukushima in north-east Japan. When the earthquake happened people were quickly told to move to higher ground. The reason for this was they thought that they would also be hit with a Tsunami.
There were no reports of death or serious injuries several hours after the quake hit. One woman suffered cuts to her head from falling dishes, Kyodo news agency reported, citing fire department officials.
This is the largest earthquake in Japan since 2011. In 2011 Japan was affected by 11 small earthquakes which are called aftershocks. The Meteorological agents said the earthquake was caused because of the 9 small ones in 2011 and they believe another large one will happen in the next few weeks.
Earthquakes are very common in Japan. They make up for about 20% of the worlds earthquakes that register a magnitude of 6 or more.