Strong quake jolts Japan

Strong quake jolts Japan

Agency News

Tokyo, May 25: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 struck southern Chiba Prefecture of Japan, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

The temblor occurred at 3.20 pm local time, with its epicentre at a latitude of 35.3 degrees north and a longitude of 140.3 degrees east, and at a depth of 40 km.

The quake, which was focused in southern Chiba Prefecture and struck at a depth of 40 kilometres, posed no risk of a tsunami, the agency said. There were no immediate reports of serious damage.  The JMA is calling on people to be careful of aftershocks over the coming week. (UNI)