Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes near Tokyo

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has struck near Tokyo. Officials said there is no tsunami threat.

The quake occurred at 10:41 p.m. on Thursday. Its focus was in Chiba Prefecture east of the capital, at a depth of 80 kilometers. The tremor was widely felt in the greater Tokyo area.

The quake registered an intensity of up to five-plus on Japan's seismic scale of zero to seven.