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5.4-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Japan's Chiba Prefecture

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 struck Japan's southern Chiba prefecture on Thursday.

Japan Meteorological Agency
Japan Meteorological Agency

Quake Details: Timing, Depth, and Intensity

The weather agency reported that the quake occurred in southern Chiba prefecture at 4:16 a.m. local time, with a depth of 40 km. It measured the upper five on Japan's seismic intensity scale, with a maximum value of 7.

Epicenter Location and Impact on Tokyo

The quake's epicenter was situated at a latitude of 35.2 degrees north and a longitude of 140.2 degrees east. The quake was felt in the Japanese capital of Tokyo, but no tsunami warning has been issued.