Japan is one of the world's most seismically active areas. Photograph: (Getty)
No tsunami warning was issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said
A 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Thursday morning but there were no immediate reports of damage and a tsunami warning was not issued, Reuters reported.
The epicentre of the earthquake, which occurred at 11:50 a.m. (0250 GMT), was in Chiba prefecture, east of Tokyo, the Japan Meteorological Agency was quoted as saying.
Japan, one of the world's most seismically active areas, accounts for about 20 per cent of the world's earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater, Reuters reported.
(WION with inputs from Reuters)