Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes Chiba, east of Tokyo

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, at around 7:03 p.m. on Friday.
Japan's Meteorological Agency says there is no threat of a tsunami.

The agency estimates the epicenter was off the eastern coast of Chiba, and the focus was at a depth of 50 kilometers.

The earthquake registered lower 5 on the Japanese seismic scale of zero to 7 in the cities of Choshi and Asahi in Chiba Prefecture as well as in Kamisu City, Ibaraki Prefecture.

Tremors were reported over wide areas from the Kanto-Koshin and Tohoku regions to the Tokai region with intensities of 1 to 4.
The agency says intensities more than lower 5 were felt in the Kanto region, including Tokyo and Chiba, for the second time this month.

On May 11, a magnitude 5.2 quake struck the southern part of Chiba with an intensity of upper 5 recorded in Kisarazu City, Chiba Prefecture.