A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has struck Tokyo, shaking buildings.
The quake struck at 10.41 pm local time and caused the suspension of trains in the Japanese capital.
But there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and officials said there was no tsunami threat.
Japan’s Meteorological Agency said the quake was centered in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, at a depth of 48 miles.
NHK public television showed a sign hanging from the ceiling in his office waving violently.
Passengers were injured when a metro train suddenly stopped due to the earthquake.
NHK said power lines in Tokyo’s Suginami district were shaken and Shinkansen Super Express trains in and out of Tokyo were temporarily halted.
Private broadcaster TBS reported water pipe bursts in Tokyo.
Several hundred homes in Tokyo were also reportedly without electricity after the earthquake.
New Prime Minister Fumio Kishida posted a message on Twitter urging people to check the latest information and take action to protect their lives.
Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the most seismically active regions in the world.
The country sits on the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’, an arc of intense seismic activity that extends across Southeast Asia and the Pacific Basin.
The country accounts for about 20 percent of the world’s earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater.
On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9 earthquake struck off the northeast coast, the strongest on record and a severe tsunami in Japan.
Those events sparked the world’s worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl a quarter century ago.
The tsunami damaged a backup generator at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant in northern Japan.
All three working reactors were shut down successfully, but the cooling system failed in the first few days due to loss of power.
The government was forced to declare a 20-kilometer evacuation zone and about 230,000 residents had to flee
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