5.6 magnitude earthquake strikes outside Tokyo

Tom MarkLast Update : Monday 16 May 2016 - 3:33 PM
5.6 magnitude earthquake strikes outside Tokyo

Published time: 16 May, 2016 12:33Edited time: 16 May, 2016 12:44

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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.

Japan Nuclear Power Association says a reactor at Tokai Nuclear Plant in Tokai village has “suspended operation” due to the quake.


Source: RT World

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