Tokyo struck by Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake
The quake caused significant shaking in the country’s capital, and bullet-train service was suspended.
On Thursday night local time, an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.1 caused significant shaking in Tokyo and surrounding areas.
The 6.1 magnitude quake struck at 10:41 p.m. local time, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. At a depth of 50 miles, the epicentre was located in Chiba prefecture, just east of Tokyo.
According to the agency, the worst shaking measured 5-plus on a Japanese scale ranging from zero to seven. Quakes with that much shaking can cause some property damage but rarely result in major casualties.
NHK, Japan’s public broadcaster, reported that bullet-train service had been halted to assess potential damage. It stated that there was no threat of a tsunami.