M5.4 Quake Jolts Kanto, Tokai Regions


M5.4 quake jolts Kanto, Tokai regionsAn earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 jolted Tokyo and other areas in the Kanto region as well as central Japan's Tokai area Tuesday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued.

The 11:31 a.m. quake measured 4 on the Japanese intensity scale of 7 in southern Chiba Prefecture, most parts of Kanagawa Prefecture and Izu in Shizuoka Prefecture, according to the agency. It registered 3 on the Japanese scale in wide areas of Tokyo.

The temblor's focus was in Tokyo Bay at a depth of about 100 kilometers.

Following the quake, bullet train services on the Tokaido shinkansen line were temporarily suspended between Tokyo and Shin-Fuji stations, according to the operator Central Japan Railway Co.