Strong earthquake struck Tokyo

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — A strong earthquake occurred near the capital of Japan. As eyewitnesses told Vesti.Ru with reference to the main meteorological department of the country, the focus of the cataclysm was at a depth of about 50 kilometers in the neighboring Chiba prefecture.

The strength of the earthquake is estimated by experts at 5.5 points.

All Japanese mobile phones are forcibly issued a warning service about natural hazards. According to eyewitnesses, the voice signal “Earthquake, earthquake” sounded literally at the moment when the walls were already shaking in the houses and the floors were vibrating.

At this time, running out into the street, according to the instructions that all the Japanese have trained, is no longer possible. You need to climb under the table, cover your head with your hands and wait for the tremors to end.

Eyewitnesses report that the earthquake began at about 10 p.m. Tokyo time, when many residents of the prefecture went to bed, all the more so as in Japan there is an emergency mode, announced in connection with the spread of coronavirus and once again to the street try not to go out. So they had to wait out the horror of the cataclysm in their shaking beds among creaking windows and bouncing furniture.

The second, less weak shock, the aftershock, occurred about ten minutes after the first. According to preliminary information, there are no victims and destructions in Chiba Prefecture. Tsunami threat is also absent. Tremors were felt in more than 10 prefectures in eastern Japan.

Just a day ago, on May 3, a strong 6-point earthquake occurred in another region of Japan – off the coast of Kyushu in the south of the country.

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