A magnitude 6.5 earthquake, which measured a strong 6 on the shindo (intensity) scale, jolted Ishikawa Prefecture on Friday afternoon, killing one and leaving at least 22 others injured.

There was no tsunami, but the Meteorological Agency said it confirmed sea level changes of around 10 centimeters in the prefecture. 

On Friday evening, a magnitude 5.8 aftershock, which measured a strong 5 on the Japanese scale, also hit the area. The initial jolt was the largest among a series of quakes that have been hitting the Noto area since December 2020.