TOKYO -- An estimated magnitude-7.3 earthquake hit off northeast Japan at around 11:08 p.m. on Feb. 13, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
The temblor registered an upper 6 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures. The quake was focused off Fukushima Prefecture at a depth of about 60 kilometers.
There was no risk of a tsunami from the quake, the agency said.
The Japanese government announced that an earthquake task force was set up at the prime minister's office crisis management center at 11:09 p.m.