A seismic movement of 5 degrees of magnitude on the Richter scale and with an epicenter north of Tokyo was felt today in the Japanese capital, according to official reports.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, which provides information on natural disasters, the quake was recorded at 8.33 local time (23.33 GMT on Monday), coinciding with the time of morning displacement to the jobs.
The epicenter, with a depth of 50 kilometers, was located in the Ibaraki-ken Nambu region, north of Tokyo Bay. The agency ruled out the possibility of a tsunami.
The tremor, of short duration, was felt strongly in Tokyo and especially in the northern periphery of the capital. Victims were not immediately informed of the tremor.
It is the third earthquake with a magnitude or greater than 5 degrees Richter that is registered in Japan in the last seven days. The two previous ones have happened farther away from the capital and neither did he realize possible victims.