Payam Javan: TOKYO — On Thursday night, a massive earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 shook the Tokyo area, but officials claimed there was no threat of a tsunami.
The quake struck at a depth of 48 miles in Chiba prefecture, just east of Tokyo, according to the Meteorological Agency.
Buildings shook, but there were no reports of damage or injuries at the time.
A sign swaying violently from the roof of NHK public television’s workplace was shown. In Tokyo’s Suginami area, power lines shook.
According to NHK, Shinkansen super express trains in and out of Tokyo have been momentarily halted.
A video was taken showing cars that were moving and people were walking down the streets as usual in the popular downtown districts of Shibuya and Shinjuku.