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M4.7 quake jolts Kanto region

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 jolted the Kanto region on Thursday morning.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the epicenter of the quake, which struck at 6:05 a.m., was 50 kilometers deep in Ibaraki Prefecture. It measured 4 out of a maximum 7 on the seismic intensity scale, the agency said.

The quake registered a 4 in Tochigi, Gunma and Saitama prefectures, and a 3 in Tokyo, Chiba and Kanagawa prefectures.

No tsunami warning was issued and no injuries or damage have been reported yet.

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What’s next? A volcano?

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

This one woke me up from a dream that went on forever. I was happy to have been woken up by the thrill of a rocking bed ~ that never rocks otherwise.

6 ( +10 / -4 )

My wife's phone scarred me more than the quake.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Every single month the same thing here in Tokyo.....

As for Osaka, we only feel anything once every couple of years.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

These days all the earthquakes like to wake me up 10 minutes before my alarm goes off lol

2 ( +3 / -1 )

What’s next? A volcano?

Hate to break the news to you but...Fujisan is overdue for a massive eruption anytime soon.

6 ( +10 / -4 )

Makes one wonder if the Japocalypse is on the way.

Take care, all.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

I live on the 11th floor and my room was rumbling pretty good. I keep wondering if we are going to have another one like years back where everything gets shuts down.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

This kicked off the instant things reached the point of no return during my morning visit to the lav.

The wife's running around, banging on the bog door, panicking, "It's an earthquake! Earthquake!"

I had very few options available, mobility-wise, so I just commanded it to stop, and mighty Poseidon heeded my word.

You're welcome.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

I keep wondering if we are going to have another one like years back

Not if, when.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Personally, I find that awful squawking of everybody's phones more stressful than the actual quake. It's like a shot of panic adrenaline straight to the heart.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

The alarm woke me up, didnt feel the quake though.

Though the wife said it shook a bit.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

damn hot spot Ibaraki, again

0 ( +0 / -0 )

The squawk on my phone was late. I'm not sure there is any point on having a warning unless its a good 10-15 seconds before the shaking starts. Just enough time to get down from a ladder maybe or to remove that teetering fish bowl above a babies crib. The noise though is freakish. Perhaps a different sound would make it less stressful.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

As for Osaka, we only feel anything once every couple of years.

Isn't the next big one due for Kansai? Thought I saw that at the earthquake museum in Tokyo.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Isnt a mag 4 supposed to be considered very mild for earthquakes in japan?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Turn off the earthquake alarm on your phone if you don't want to be woken up. And don't say you can't do it because you can.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

The Ibaraki connection should worry people more than it does. It means the quakes are probably due to an extension of the same fault the caused the north Japan tsunami.Greg Clark

0 ( +0 / -0 )

What’s next? A volcano?

You're welcome to come live here in Japan to find out.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

You're welcome to come live here in Japan to find out.

Already here. Likely longer than most commenters here.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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