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Strong quake jolts eastern Japan; no risk of tsunami

This image from the Japan Meteorological Agency website shows the seismic intensity of the quake that struck at about 3:20 p.m. on May 25, 2019.

TOKYO -- A strong earthquake jolted eastern Japan on the afternoon of May 25, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.

    The estimated 5.1 magnitude earthquake, which struck at about 3:20 p.m., measured a lower 5 on the 7-point Japanese seismic intensity scale in northeastern Chiba Prefecture east of Tokyo, and 4 in some other parts of Chiba Prefecture and Tokyo's 23 wards.

    The quake, which was focused in southern Chiba Prefecture and struck at a depth of 40 kilometers, posed no risk of a tsunami, the agency said. There were no immediate reports of serious damage.

    The temblor registered a 3 on the Japanese scale in other parts of the surrounding prefectures of Ibaraki, Saitama and Kanagawa.

    The JMA is calling on people to be careful of aftershocks over the coming week.

    (Mainichi)

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