Tokyo: An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit Japan’s Hokkaido, news agency ANI reported. No loss of lives and property has been reported so far.

It is a developing story and more details are awaited.

On September 9, Japanese authorities said 37 people died from a powerful earthquake that struck the northern island of Hokkaido. The Hokkaido government said that two people were missing. Rescue workers used backhoes and shovels to search for the missing in a tangle of dirt and the rubble of homes left by multiple landslides in the town of Atsuma. All but four of the victims were from the community of 4,600 people. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also visited a hard-hit area of Sapporo, the main city in Hokkaido.