Quake rocks Tokyo, east Japan; no tsunami alert

No immediate reports of casualties, damage after magnitude 5.0 temblor hits northeast of capital

Quake rocks Tokyo, east Japan; no tsunami alert

World Bulletin / News Desk

A moderately strong earthquake shook eastern Japan and the capital Tokyo region Sunday afternoon, but no tsunami alert was issued.

Local news agency Kyodo cited the Japan Meteorological Agency as saying that the temblor had a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 with its epicenter in Ibaraki Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, at 1.24 p.m. (0424GMT).

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage after the quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey recorded as occurring at a depth of 43.6 kilometers (27 miles).

It struck three months after two powerful earthquakes hit southwest Japan, leaving at least 49 people dead.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Temmuz 2016, 15:53