A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck just off the coast of Tokyo on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. There were no reports of serious damage or injuries.
The epicenter of the quake was located about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Tokyo in the Izu islands, the agency said. Shaking was felt in downtown Tokyo as well as the neighboring prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama, and Chiba.
“For Tokyo, this was a relatively strong earthquake,” said Hidetoshi Obara, an official at the meteorological agency. “But Tokyo seemed to have suffered no damage.”
The quake triggered some of the capital city’s automated train services to slow down. The Tokyo Metro subway operator said it briefly halted some services but resumed them soon after.
The Meteorological Agency said there is no danger of a tsunami.