M5.8 earthquake strikes north of Tokyo

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake has struck eastern Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency says there is no threat of tsunami.

The agency says the quake occurred at 7:06 p.m. on Sunday. The focus was off Ibaraki Prefecture, north of Tokyo, at a depth of 40 kilometers.

In Tokai Village, Ibaraki Prefecture, the quake had an intensity of 5 minus on the Japanese scale of zero to 7.

An intensity of 3 was felt in many parts of the Kanto and Tohoku regions.