Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes off Japan's west coast

US Geological Survey reports magnitude 6.1 earthquake in ocean west of Japan's Hokkaido Island

The US Geological Survey reported a 6.1-magnitude earthquake off Japan.

The quake was reported just after 2 am Tuesday morning local time (1700 GMT Monday), 984 kilometers (611 miles) north of Tokyo. It was west of Hokkaido island.

The depth was reported at 236 kilometres.

There is no current tsunami warning from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

TRTWorld, AP