Hong Kong: A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido early on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said. However, no tsunami warning was issued. Also Read - Despite 42 Covid-19 Deaths in the Country, Japanese Defy Social Distancing to Admire Cherry Blossoms

The relatively shallow quake struck 62 kilometres southeast of the regional capital of Sapporo. Also Read - Twitter Advices Its 5000 Global Employees to Work from Home Amid Coronavirus Fears

The quake, measured at a magnitude of 6.7, struck close to Chitose. No casualties, injuries or damage has been reported as of now.