Earthquake hits Japan; no tsunami warning issued: report


Posted at Oct 12 2019 07:04 PM

An earthquake hit Japan on Saturday, the country's meteorological agency (JMA) said.

The JMA said the preliminary magnitude is at 5.7, and its seismic intensity scale at 4.

The epicenter is off Chiba prefecture with a depth of 80 kilometers.

No tsunami warning was issued.

According to the US Geological Survey, the epicenter is south-southeast of Kutsuura city in Chiba.

The USGS set the magnitude at 5.3.

— With a report from Kyodo News