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Mild earthquake strikes prefectures around Tokyo

An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.6 at its epicenter shook the Kanto region on Friday. (AFP)
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.6 at its epicenter shook the Kanto region on Friday. (AFP)
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23 Sep 2022 11:09:23 GMT9
23 Sep 2022 11:09:23 GMT9

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TOKYO: An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.6 at its epicenter shook the Kanto region at 9:54 on Friday, registering a seismic intensity of 3 in Tochigi and Gunma prefectures north of Tokyo.

There were no immediate reports of damage and the Japan Meteorological Agency said there were no fears of a tsunami following the earthquake.

Some buildings in central Tokyo swayed lightly with a relatively light seismic intensity of 2. Eleven prefectures registered a similar intensity.

The epicenter of the quake was in the south of Ibaraki Prefecture northwest of Tokyo at a depth of about 80 km. 

The Tokai No.2 Nuclear Power Station in Ibaraki Prefecture is currently out of operation and observed no abnormalities, the operating company said.

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