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6.zero magnitude quake, a number of aftershocks shake Tokyo Olympics

6.0 magnitude quake, multiple aftershocks shake Tokyo Olympics


A 6.zero magnitude earthquake erupted off Japan’s japanese coast, with shaking felt all the best way in Tokyo, round 200 kilometers away from the epicenter, in accordance with journalists visiting the town to cowl the Olympics.

The quake struck off the coast of the Ibaraki Prefecture at round 5:30am on Wednesday morning, with the Japan Meteorological Company placing it at a depth of 40km. The company recorded a number of aftershocks, one coming in at 5.6 magnitude, although added there is no such thing as a danger of a tsunami.

“Welcome again to the Olympic metropolis, the place we’re presently in an earthquake,” mentioned Australian sports activities commentator Mark Beretta whereas introducing a information section from Tokyo. Apparently unfazed by the quake, he continued his Olympic broadcast, however later famous it was “fairly an uncommon second,” including that the studio, sitting “about 10 storeys up,” swayed through the occasion.

Different reporters within the capital metropolis additionally commented on the tremor, amongst them NBC’s Lester Holt, who mentioned he felt about 20 seconds of shaking, whereas some mentioned it lasted longer.

Whereas Ibaraki Prefecture is positioned about 83km (51 miles) northeast of Tokyo, the quake’s epicenter hit a long way off the coast.

With no experiences of injury or accidents and no tsunami menace, nonetheless, it seems the earthquake poses no hazard to the Tokyo video games, that are set to run till August 8.

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