A strong earthquake shook Tokyo and other parts of eastern Japan, but no tsunami warning was issued
TOKYO– A strong earthquake shook Tokyo and other parts of eastern Japan on Friday, but no tsunami warning was issued.
The magnitude 6.1 quake was centered off the east coast of the Chiba Peninsula at a depth of 44.5 kilometers (28 miles), the US Geological Survey said.
Strong shaking was reported in Chiba and Ibaraki prefectures, but the USGS said there was little risk of serious damage or death.
The Kyodo News service said no problems were reported at the Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant in Ibaraki.
A strong earthquake struck central Japan on May 5, killing at least one person and injuring more than 20 others.
Japan is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the world. A massive earthquake in 2011 in the northeast of the country caused a devastating tsunami and the collapse of a nuclear power plant.