Tokyo Hit by Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake
An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.1 caused significant shaking in Tokyo and surrounding areas on Thursday night local time.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake hit at 10:41 p.m. local time with magnitude of 6.1. The epicenter was in Chiba prefecture just east of Tokyo at a depth of 50 miles.
The agency said the worst shaking measured 5-plus on a Japanese scale that goes from zero to 7. Quakes with that amount of shaking can cause some property damage but generally don’t cause major casualties.
Public broadcaster NHK said bullet-train service was halted to check for possible damage. It said there was no danger of a tsunami.
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