BREAKING: Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Strikes Tokyo, at Least 17 People InjuredPosted: May 5, 2014
WAM TOKYO, 5th May, 2014 (WAM) — A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 on the Richter scale struck Tokyo on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued for the 5:18 a.m. (2018 GMT Sunday) quake, the agency said.
According to the Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, at least 17 people were injured in Tokyo and its neighbouring prefectures, according to police and fire-fighters. There was no impact on nuclear power plants in the region, operators said. All subway systems in Tokyo and some train services linking central Tokyo and other cities were temporarily suspended after the quake, but resumed later.
The focus of the tremor was 162 km underground near Izu Oshima Island in the Pacific Ocean, about 120 km south of Tokyo, the Japan Meteorological Agency was quoted as saying.
The quake registered ‘lower 5’ on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in Tokyo’s central district. The agency defines an intensity of lower 5 as strong enough to make hanging objects swing violently and most unstable ornaments fall…(read more)
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