20 Jul 2017

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits northeast of Tokyo

1:15 pm on 20 July 2017

An earthquake with an initial magnitude of 5.8 hit northeast of Tokyo on Japan's main island of Honshu on Thursday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) reported.

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The red dot shows the centre of the earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey. Photo: Screenshot / United States Geological Survey

The United States Geological Survey measured the quake at a depth of 33km about 79km east-northeast of Iwaki on Honshu.

There was no immediate warning of a tsunami issued by the Hawaii-based PTWC.

- Reuters