Digital Desk, Tokyo. An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck Japan’s Tokyo region late Thursday, but no tsunami warning has been issued.
The earthquake occurred at around 10.41 pm local time. Its center is at latitude 35.6 degrees north and longitudes 140.1 degrees east, and is at a depth of 80 kilometres.
On Japan’s seismic intensity scale, Tokyo Prefecture measured 5 and parts of Saitama Prefecture exceeded 7.
According to utility officials, the quake, which struck around 11.00 p.m. local time, shook about 250 homes in Tokyo.
Railway companies said some train services, including subways and Shinkansen bullet trains operated by the Tokyo Metro Company, have been suspended following the quake.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters late Thursday that he had ordered officials to help earthquake victims and prevent further damage.
A task force has been constituted in the Prime Minister’s Office to assess and monitor the impact of the earthquake.