More than 100 people were injured in a magnitude-7.3 earthquake that struck on Feb. 13 in the same Tohoku region that was devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami 10 years ago.
As of 9 a.m. on Feb. 14, at least 102 people in seven prefectures, including Fukushima and Miyagi, were confirmed to have been injured in the quake that occurred the previous night, triggering widespread blackouts, local authorities said.
No deaths were reported.
The agency labeled the quake a likely aftershock of the magnitude-9.0 Great East Japan Earthquake that struck the Tohoku region on March 11, 2011, leaving nearly 20,000 dead or unaccounted for mainly as a result of towering tsunami generated by the event.
The agency called on the public to remain alert over the coming week or so, citing the likelihood of more temblors of a scale similar to that of the Feb. 13 quake hitting, particularly in a few days for now.
The quake was felt as far away as Hokkaido, the northernmost main island, and the Chugoku region in western Japan as well as Tokyo.