The quake struck in Kumamoto, central Kyushu at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometres, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Earlier on Wednesday evening, earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale struck Myanmar. Though initial reports said that the earthquake measured 7.0, USGS reported that the intensity was 6.9 on the Richter scale.
Tremors were felt across Patna, Kolkata and several parts of Eastern India. People were being evacuated from buildings according to latest reports.