An earthquake with a magnitude of 5 struck the Kanto region at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday. It was the third moderate quake to hit the region since last Sunday.
No tsunami alert was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake struck at a depth of 50 kilometers. Its epicenter was in southern Ibaraki Prefecture.
The quake registered an intensity of 4 on the Japanese seismic scale of 7 in Ibaraki, Tochigi and Saitama prefectures, and a 3 in Tokyo's 23 wards.© Japan Today