An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale occurred close to Tokyo
On Thursday, an earthquake rattled the surrounding areas of Tokyo, Japan’s capital, and caused a number of injuries to persons as well as some minor property damage, according to reports from officials and the media.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said that the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.4 and that its epicenter was in the prefecture of Chiba, which is located southeast of Tokyo. There was not a tsunami warning issued.
According to reports from Japan’s Kyodo news agency, there were four individuals injured, including a guy who was struck by a falling ceiling light, and some rail service was either canceled or delayed as a result.
The devastating earthquake and tsunami that followed in Japan in 2011 killed thousands of people and led to a catastrophic meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant. Japan is one of the countries with the highest risk of earthquakes in the world.