Miyazaki: The US Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit near Miyazaki in southwestern Japan. Also Read - Powerful Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Strikes Near Honshu Island in Japan

The agency says the earthquake struck at 8:48 AM, local time Friday and had an epicenter 39 kilometers (24 miles) southeast of Miyazaki, a city of about 400,000. The earthquake had a depth of 23 kilometers (14 miles.) Also Read - Strong Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake Rocks Japan, Minor Injuries Reported | Watch Videos

The Japan Times reports that Kyushu Electric Power Co. says no abnormalities were reported at the nearby Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture. Also Read - Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Jolts Japan's Fukushima, No Tsunami Alert | See Photos, Videos

The Times also reports that nation’s weather agency did not issue a tsunami warning.