Japan Earthquake Anniversary
Residents walk along a temporary shopping centre that has been set up in an area damaged by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture March 9, 2012.Reuters

Just a year after a tsunami killed thousands of lives, an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale triggered a minor tsunami on Japan's northeastern coastline Wednesday.

The local authorities issued evacuation warning to the people living in coastal regions after the quake and 10-centimetre wave hit 130 miles off the northern island of Hokkaido. The epicentre of the earthquake was off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan.

No damage or casualty has been reported.

On March 11, Japan marked the first anniversary of the monster tsunami that killed more than 16,000 people and caused a nuclear radiation crisis at the Fukushima plant.