Tokyo Struck by 5.9 Earthquake

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake has struck Tokyo while the extent of the damage is still being assessed.

According to the USGS, the quake struck 5.9 – 3 km SSW of Chiba, Japan at 2021-10-07 13:41:24 (UTC) located 35.568°N 140.106° with a depth of 62.0 km.

” According to media reports, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake has struck near Tokyo. The focus of the quake was in Chiba Prefecture east of Tokyo, at a depth of 80 kilometers. There’s no tsunami threat. Monitor local media for additional information,” warned the US embassy in Tokyo. 

There are no reports yet of property damage or casualties while evacuations have not been ordered.  

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