Tokyo and its surrounding region were rocked by a powerful earthquake on Thursday, with initial reports saying it shook buildings in the Japanese capital but no tsunami concerns.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the epicenter of the 6.1-magnitude quake was east of the city in northwest Chiba prefecture along Tokyo Bay.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake occurred at 10:41 p.m. local time (9:41 p.m. Eastern time).
There was no immediate report on damages or injuries, according to The Associated Press.
According to Japanese news outlets, it was the strongest earthquake recorded in Tokyo since a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off Japan’s northeast coast on March 11, 2011, about 232 miles from Tokyo. NHK.
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Service on major subways and “Shinkansen” bullet trains was suspended shortly after the earthquake, but has reportedly resumed.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.