Earthquake strikes Tokyo area, tsunami warning issued

Earthquake strikes Tokyo area, tsunami warning issued

4.8 magnitude earthquake has reportedly struck Tokyo, Japan. Witnesses report the jolt was felt all over Tokyo with the “walls trembling and furniture swaying.”

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) has put the strength of the tremor at 5.1 magnitude. The epicenter of the earthquake was located some 36 km east of Tokyo.

According to the USGS, the magnitude of the earthquake was 4.9, and the epicenter was located offshore, some 70 km below Tokyo bay.

The quake triggered a tsunami warning, though it was called off a few minutes later by Japan’s Meteorological Agency.

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