Magnitude 5 earthquake jolts Chiba Prefecture area

Staff report

A magnitude 5 earthquake, which measured 4 on the shindo (intensity) scale, was detected at a depth of 70 kilometers in Hokuseibu, Chiba Prefecture, on Wednesday at 1:57 a.m.

There is currently no tsunami warning in effect.

As a precaution, those near coastal areas are advised to move to higher ground.

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