Powerful quake rocks Tokyo on Tuesday

A strong quake of an initially recorded magnitude of 5.6 hit Metropolitan Tokyo, Tuesday AFP reported.

Tokyo earthquake

In a statement released by Japan Meteorological Agency, the epicenter has to be in the south of Ibaraki prefecture.

No risk of tsunami has been detected so far, the agency said.

Tokyo Quake Seismic Intensity Map
Tokyo Quake Seismic Intensity Map

Here is a rather detailed technical information recorded by Japan Meteorological Agency:

Occurred at (JST): 12:28 JST 16 Sep 2014

(degree): 36.1N

(degree): 139.9E

Depth: 50 km

Magnitude: 5.6

Region Name: Ibaraki-ken Nambu

Take a look at the Seismic Intensity recorded at each station set up by the agency: http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/

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