M5.0 quake hits North of Tokyo

TOKYO, Nov 09 (NHK) - A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has rocked Ibaraki Prefecture, north of Tokyo. It hit at around 5:40 pm on Wednesday.

It registered upper 5 on the Japanese seismic scale of zero to 7. Authorities say there is no threat of a tsunami.

The focus of the quake is estimated to be 50 kilometers deep.

Some trains including the Tohoku Shinkansen bullet train stopped operating, but resumed shortly after.

It is the first time in six years since the prefecture has registered the jolt of upper 5. At that time, a magnitude 6.3 quake hit the northern part of the prefecture.

Nov 09 (ANNnewsCH) - 茨城県北部で最大震度5強を観測する地震がありました。この地震による津波の心配はありません。  ...continue reading