Earthquake jolts eastern Japan's Chiba, no tsunami warning

Earthquake jolts eastern Japan's Chiba, no tsunami warning

Japan quake May 17
Location of the earthquakke which struck Japan on May 17, 2018. (Graphic: USGS)

TOKYO: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 hit eastern Japan on Thursday (May 17), the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The epicentre of the quake was off the coast of Chiba prefecture, the agency said, adding that a tsunami warning had not been issued.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

Source: Reuters

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