An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 struck near the Ogasawara Islands in the Pacific Ocean, south of Tokyo, on Saturday, but there was no threat of a tsunami, Japan's weather agency said.

The quake occurred at around 5:36 p.m. at a depth of around 540 kilometers and registered 3 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in Hahajima Island, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage.

The temblor was also felt in the northeastern Japanese prefectures of Miyagi and Fukushima, as well as in the prefectures of Ibaraki, Chiba and Saitama near Tokyo.