The quake hit at 6:09 pm in Pacific waters off the Miyagi region with a depth of 60 kilometres, meteorological agency said.
Japan marks 10 year anniversary of the powerful earthquake, deadly tsunami and nuclear meltdown at Fukushima that traumatised the nation and killed nearly 20,000 people.
People in coastal cities including La Serena, to the north of Santiago, and Valparaiso, started evacuating areas close to the coast after the warning until reports started appearing that it was a false alarm.
Rescuers retrieve more bodies from rubble of homes and buildings toppled by 6.2 magnitude earthquake, as military clears roads in hardest-hit city of Mamuju and Majene district on Sulawesi island.
At least 45 people were killed and hundreds injured on Sulawesi island after a 6.2-magnitude quake. Authorities fear many more are buried under the rubble of collapsed buildings.
The US Geological Survey says the magnitude 5.8 quake just before midnight Saturday was centered 64 kilometers northwest of Central Sulawesi province's Pendolo town, at a depth of 10 kilometers.
Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on December 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia, to India and Africa's east coast.
At least 100 people injured and more than 2,000 evacuated, officials say, as temblor strikes about 37 kilometres offshore northeast of Ambon in Maluku province.
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake sent residents fleeing to higher ground over fears of a Tsunami as more than 200 buildings were damaged, with some 13 houses destroyed.
Earthquake of 6.9 magnitude centred in Molucca Sea between north Sulawesi and north Malukuon, US Geological Survey says, triggering a tsunami warning.
Officials say 34 people remain missing after a landslide triggered by torrential rain hit village of Sirnaresmi in West Java's Sukabumi district.
Authorities have warned that the crater of Anak Krakatau, or child of Krakatau, remains fragile, raising fears of another collapse and tsunami, and have urged residents to stay away from the coast.
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