Magnitude 4.7 quake hits Tokyo, surrounding region; no tsunami alert



An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 struck Tokyo and its surrounding region on Tuesday morning, the Meteorological Agency said, No tsunami alert was issued.

The 5:44 a.m. temblor occurred in the southern part of Ibaraki Prefecture at a depth of about 50 kilometers, registering 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale to 7 in Moka, Tochigi Prefecture, and 2 in central Tokyo.