Tokyo (ANTARA News/Xinhua-OANA) - An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit east off Japan at 5:18 a.m. local time on Monday, with strong tremor felt in Tokyo.

The epicenter was initially detected at 35.0 degrees north latitude and 139.4 degrees east longitude offshore Izu-Oshima Island, Kanagawa prefecture, with a depth of 160 km, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The quake was registered at lower 5 on Japans seismic scale of 7 in some parts of Tokyo area. No tsunami warnings have been issued by the agency.

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