Magnitude 5.6 quake rocks Japan


Tokyo: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 struck the Kanto region of Japan at 2:28 p.m. on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding there was no danger of a tsunami. The epicenter of the quake was about 51 kilometers deep in northern Saitama Prefecture.

The quake had an intensity of 4 in parts of Saitama, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Chiba and Kanagawa prefectures, as well as a 4 in some of Tokyo’s 23 wards.

Buildings shook briefly in Tokyo and smartphone alerts could be heard going off in offices.There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties.