Earthquake in Japan: Strong Quake of Magnitude 6.1 on Richter Scale Shakes Tokyo and Other Areas; No Tsunami Warning

Tokyo, May 26: A strong earthquake shook Tokyo and other areas of eastern Japan on Friday, but no tsunami warning was issued. The magnitude 6.1 quake was centred off the east coast of Chiba Peninsula at a depth of 44.5 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said.

Strong shaking was reported in Chiba and Ibaraki prefectures, but the USGS said there was little chance of serious damage or fatalities. Kyodo News service said no problems were reported at the Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant in Ibaraki. Earthquake in Japan: Magnitude 6.1 Quake Jolts Tokyo, No Tsunami Warning Issued Yet.

A strong earthquake hit central Japan on May 5, killing at least one person and injuring more than 20 others. Japan is one of the world’s most earthquake-prone nations. Earthquake in New Zealand: Powerful 7.0-Magnitude Quake Strikes Pacific Ocean Near Kermadec Islands, Causes Small Tsunami Waves.

A massive 2011 quake in the country’s northeast caused a devastating tsunami and nuclear plant meltdown.

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