A fairly strong earthquake jolted southern Hokkaido and northern Aomori Prefecture Tuesday afternoon, the Meteorological Agency said.

There was no report of casualties or damage to property, police said. No tsunami warning was issued following the quake.

The temblor that struck at 2:26 p.m. on Tuesday registered 4 on the 7-point Japanese intensity scale in Hakodate, Hokkaido, and the Aomori Prefecture city of Mutsu. It also measured 3 in the Hokkaido cities of Chitose, Muroran, Tomakomai and Noboribetsu, the Aomori Prefecture cities of Aomori, Hachinohe, Misawa and Goshogawara and the Iwate Prefecture cities of Morioka and Ninohe.

The focus of the earthquake, which was estimated at 5.5 on the open-ended Richter scale, was located about 60 kilometers below the seabed east of Aomori Prefecture.