A tourist looks at an abandoned house in Namie, Fukushima prefecture. Image Credit: AFP

Tokyo, Japan: An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 struck off Japan's Fukushima Prefecture on Friday, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

The temblor occurred at around 8.58am local time, with its epicentre at a latitude of 37.7 degrees north and a longitude of 141.8 degrees east, and at depth of 40 km.

The quake logged 4 in some parts of Fukushima Prefecture on the Japanese seismic intensity scale which peaks at 7.

So far no tsunami warning has been issued.