6.2-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Tokyo, at Least 22 People Injured
13:56 GMT 07.10.2021 (Updated: 19:10 GMT 07.10.2021)
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The earthquake was registered at a depth of 80 kilometres, according to Japan's Meteorological Agency.
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Tokyo and its surrounding areas on Thursday evening.
According to AP, officials have announced that there's no tsunami danger.
The country's meteorological agency said that the quake was centred east of Tokyo in Chiba prefecture at a depth of 80 kilometers.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno announced that nuclear power facilities in the area have not experienced any abnormalities as a result.
Several bullet train lines have been halted due to the disaster, Japan's public broadcaster NHK reported. It added that the government has set up an emergency response task force.
At least 22 people have been injured due to the earthquake, while several hundred homes in Tokyo are without power, according to AFP.