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M5.3 quake jolts Ibaraki, surrounding areas


An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 struck Ibaraki Prefecture and surrounding prefectures on Monday morning. No tsunami warning was issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency and there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake, which measured 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7, occurred at 6:02 a.m. at a depth of 100 kilometers. Its epicenter was northeast Ibaraki Prefecture.

The quake measured 4 in Tochigi and Gunma prefectures, 3 in Fukushima and Saitama prefectures and 2 in Tokyo, Chiba and Kanagawa prefectures.


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Felt bigger than 2 here in Tokyo!

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well, i do not want to comment on this news,because it is not debatable.

Overall ,This is not good news.but good news is that nobody is hurt.

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Didn't feel a thing in Australia :P

Mostly, I hope everyone is safe! I have many friends across Japan, and I always fear for them when I hear of earthquakes... and of course typhoons.

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Gently nudged me awake,.

Glad no alerts went off though, that would have been just rude!

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Rocked quite long & strong in north Chiba!

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I’m in Chiba, and it felt stronger than a 2.

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I was on the toilet at the time. Maybe not-so-good a place to be if there's a disaster.

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For someone who spends half the month in Osaka and half in Tokyo, I can tell you:

we only get anything close to an earthquake in Osaka once in 2, 3 years.

here in Tokyo there isn’t a full month I can sleep without being awaken by a quake or phone alerts.

Just imagining what might be coming....

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Actually the toilet is said to be a good place to be during an earthquake as it is structurally stronger than larger rooms.

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There have been many this past week all over. I use the earthquake website and receive emails when one

occurs. This one this morning I felt a swaying for a few seconds in Matsudo, Chiba.

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