Published time: 16 May, 2016 12:33Edited time: 16 May, 2016 12:44
An earthquake preliminarily measured at 5.6 magnitude has hit off the Japanese coast, just north of Tokyo, Japanese national broadcaster NHK reports.
Local news outlets say the quake was felt in Saitama and Tokyo areas, with buildings swaying.
Metro operation has been briefly suspended on all routes in Tokyo, but services restarted four minutes later.
5.6 is considered a strong quake according to Japanese 7-point scale. NHK reports there was no immediate tsunami warning however.
Earthquake 2 minutes ago. Intensity3 Tokyo. We’re okay?
— CHILL PILL (@MyFuckenShip) May 16, 2016
Japan Nuclear Power Association says a reactor at Tokai Nuclear Plant in Tokai village has “suspended operation” due to the quake.
NHK: Shinkansen suspended between Tokyo and Odawara. Haneda Airport services unaffected.
— Tokyo Outsider (@tokyo_0) May 16, 2016
Magnitude of earthquake that struck at 21:26 revised to 5.6. Lower 5 shindo in Ibaraki; shindo 4 in Saitama, Chiba https://t.co/jryp06kErk
— The Japan Times (@japantimes) May 16, 2016
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Source: RT World