Japan earthquake toll touches 9
More than 850 people have been injured in the earthquake.
The quake hit the nation at around 12:26 UTC.
An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter Scale hit Japan on Thursday, officials said.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) website, the epicentre of the quake was located 7 kms south-west of Ueki town in Japan.
"No abnormalities have been detected at nuclear power plants in the Kyushu region," Japanese News Agency Kyodo reported.