5.6 Magnitude Strong Earthquake hits Saitama Prefecture in Kanto Region in Japan


An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 struck the Kanto region of Japan at 2:28 p.m. on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding there was no danger of a tsunami.

The epicenter of the quake was about 51 kilometers deep in northern Saitama Prefecture.

The quake had an intensity of 4 in parts of Saitama, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Chiba and Kanagawa prefectures, as well as a 4 in some of Tokyo’s 23 wards.

Buildings shook briefly in Tokyo and smartphone alerts could be heard going off in offices.

Update  05:38 UTC: Magnitude M5.6 at a depth of 590 km. Epicenter : Saitama-ken Hokubu
Update 05:41 UTC : JMA reports a max intensity of JMA 5-, just below what we see as the damage potential. Slight damage is however always possible.

Updates coming soon

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