The quake hit close to where the devastating March earthquake struck, which took out power to the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. More than 22,000 people were killed in the March quake, and billions of dollars in damage was done.
Thursday's earthquake hit around six miles northeast of the town of Iwaki in Honshu and had a depth of 28 miles. The quake was around 51 miles southeast of Fukushima.
A tsunami watch was not issued after the quake struck, according to The Associated Press.
Japan’s Tepco has been battling continuously to try and contain contamination after the Fukushima plant was wrecked by the March quake and tsunami.