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M5.9 quake rattles Tokyo, surrounding areas; no tsunami threat

This image from the Japan Meteorological Agency website shows the seismic intensity of the quake that struck at 10:41 p.m. on Oct. 7, 2021.

TOKYO -- A magnitude 5.9 quake rocked eastern Japan on the evening of Oct. 7, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

    The 10:41 p.m. quake, which was focused in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, struck at a depth of 80 kilometers, and measured an upper 5 on the 7-point Japanese seismic intensity scale in parts of Tokyo and in southern Saitama Prefecture, north of the capital.

    The quake did not pose a tsunami risk, the agency said.

    Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train services between Tokyo and Shizuoka were suspended temporarily following the quake. Train services on lines including the JR Yamanote Line and Tokyo Metro lines were also temporarily halted.

    (Mainichi; Video by Shohei Takahashi, Digital Media Division, and Naoki Watanabe, Video Group)

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