An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 jolted Kanagawa Prefecture and the Izu Peninsula at 6:24 p.m. Tuesday, the Meteorological Agency said.
The quake measured a maximum intensity of 4 on the Japanese intensity scale of 7. It caused no major damage or casualties and no tsunami warnings were issued.
Services on the JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line were suspended between Shin-Yokohama Station in Kanagawa Prefecture and Shin-Fuji Station in Shizuoka Prefecture for about half an hour after the quake.
Services on the JR Tokaido Line were suspended between Odawara Station in Kanagawa Prefecture and Atami Station in Shizuoka Prefecture.
The temblor measured an intensity of 4 in Yokohama and Manazuru, Kanagawa Prefecture, and in Ajiro and Ito, Shizuoka Prefecture. It was felt in some parts of Tokyo and Chiba, Saitama, Yamanashi and Ibaraki prefectures.
The focus of the quake was about 16 km below the seabed east of the Izu Peninsula.
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