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A magnitude 6.2 earthquake jolted the Tokyo area; there is no tsunami threat.

On Friday evening at 7:03pm, Chiba Prefecture experienced a 6.2 magnitude earthquake with a magnitude of 5 on the shindo (intensity) scale, occurring 50 kilometers below ground. Tokyo and other surrounding areas were impacted by the seismic activity.

No tsunami warning was issued by the Meteorological Agency. The quake registered a weak 5 on the Richter scale in parts of Chiba and Ibaraki prefectures and was strongly felt in the capital.

On Friday, a tremor occurred just three weeks after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Ishikawa Prefecture, killing one man and injuring several others.

Central Tokyo and Yokohama in the neighboring prefecture of Kanagawa observed an intensity of 3.

The epicenter of the quake was located approximately 50 kilometers off the east coast of Chiba.

No abnormalities were reported at the Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant, located in Ibaraki, northeast of Tokyo, according to its operator.

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