The quake, at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), struck shortly after 2:00 pm (0500 GMT) in Tottori prefecture.
The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy rose to 247 on Thursday amid fears many more corpses would be found.
A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake devastated mountain villages in central Italy on Wednesday, leaving at least 18 people dead and many more unaccounted for.
Magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Taiwan highlighted what is needed to build a structure that can withstand seismic shocks.
Kazakhstan denounced North Korea’s test of hydrogen bomb and violation of UN Security Council’s nonproliferation resolutions.
North Korea said it had successfully tested a miniature hydrogen bomb. If confirmed, this would place it among a small group of countries with such dangerous weapons.
Desperate survivors appealed for food and blankets after a devastating earthquake killed more than 360 people in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The world's tallest peak, Mount Everest, moved three centimetres (1.2 inches) to the southwest because of the Nepal earthquake that devastated the country in April.
A woman from Kazakhstan was in the capital of Nepal, when the earthquake hit the country. She survived.
Recommendations that may bring good results in Nepal: Rethinking monetary policy in order to take into consideration the growing economic relation with China, pushing for a Roosevelt infrastructure plan, developing the hydro energy sector.
Kazakhstan will render assistance to Nepal.
A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, causing massive damage in the capital Kathmandu with strong tremors felt across neighbouring countries.
The mass beaching of more than 150 melon-headed whales on Japan's shores has fuelled fears of a repeat of a seemingly unrelated event in the country.
A strong earthquake happened very close to Almaty on March 15. It was very clearly felt in the city.
A strong undersea earthquake unleashed a small tsunami off the same coastline of northern Japan devastated by a tsunami in 2011.
Japan marked the 20th anniversary of the Kobe earthquake that killed more than 6,400 people.
US officials admitted that Washington had been over ambitious in its plans to help Haiti in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake.
New Zealand scientists warned South Island residents to expect a swarm of aftershocks following a strong early morning six-magnitude earthquake.
Kazakhstan's Almaty has felt yet another earthquake this morning.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised "firm" support after meeting victims of a weekend earthquake.