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Breaking: Magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits southeast of Tokyo, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency reported a magnitude 6.5 earthquake 230 km southeast of Tokyo.

By Martin Millete | Sep 23, 2016 12:10 AM EDT

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake off Tokyo Bay
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck 230 km southeast of Tokyo on Friday. (Photo : Daily Mail)

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit an area southeast of Tokyo on Friday morning, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Originating from a depth of 10 km according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the powerful quake occurred just 230 km from Tokyo Bay, lining Japan's capital region that includes other large cities such as Chiba, Kawasaki and Yokohama.

The rest of Japan also felt tremors as a result of the quake. Prefectures surrounding Tokyo such as Kanagawa, Ibaraki, Miyagi and Fukushima were shook.

According to the Daily Mail, no tsunami warning has been issued. CNN reported that it felt a slight tremor in Tokyo when the quake hit. No damage or casualties have been reported at the moment.

More details on the earthquake to follow after further updates.

Passengers are waiting for a Metro train in Tokyo, Japan on October 18, 2015. Tokyo, Japan's capital and largest metropolis, experienced tremors following a magnitude 6.5 earthquake east of Honshu early Friday.
(Photo : NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Passengers are waiting for a Metro train in Tokyo, Japan on October 18, 2015. Tokyo, Japan's capital and largest metropolis, experienced tremors following a magnitude 6.5 earthquake east of Honshu early Friday.

 

 


 

 

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