Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Strikes Near Coast of Japan

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck off the coast of the Ibaraki prefecture in Japan early on Aug. 4, with tremors felt by those attending the Tokyo Olympics.

According to initial reports from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the earthquake occurred around 5:30 a.m. local time.

The earthquake had an epicenter of about 40 kilometers deep off the coast of Japan, according to JMA.

JMA said there was no threat of a tsunami.

Other earthquakes ranging from 4.7 to 5.6 followed in the same area, according to JMA.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Journalists in the area noted that they felt mild tremors lasting between 20 seconds to 3 minutes.

NBC News Anchor Lester Holt, who is reporting the Olympic Games from Tokyo, said on Twitter that he felt a “mild” earthquake for “a good 20 seconds.”

“Earthquake in Tokyo right now. I’ve felt the shaking for about 30 seconds,” CNN International Correspondent Will Ripley in Tokyo said on Twitter.


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