Olympics earthquake: Magnitude-6 tremor strikes off the coast of Tokyo inflicting early morning alarm for Video games guests however no harm or tsunami threat
- The magnitude-6 tremor struck at a depth of six miles within the sea to east of Tokyo
- Athletes and journalists within the metropolis for the video games reported quite a few aftershocks
- However it was later confirmed that there was no threat of a tsunami or any land harm
An earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan inflicting early morning alarm for Olympians.
The magnitude-6 tremor struck at a depth of six miles within the sea to the east of Tokyo by the Ibaraki Prefecture at about 5.30am native time.
Athletes and journalists within the metropolis for the video games reported quite a few aftershocks however there was no threat of a tsunami or any harm.
One reporter stated the shaking continued for no less than 30 seconds and was ‘nonetheless going’ after it struck.
One other stated it was ‘not a monster’ and ‘unlikely to be harmful’ so he stated he was ‘going again to sleep’.
Australian journalist Mark Beretta was stay on air for Dawn when the earthquake struck.
He was standing on a 10-storey non permanent broadcast tower outdoors the Olympic stadium.
He stated: ‘Welcome again to the Olympic metropolis the place we’re at present in an earthquake, an earth tremor.
‘The roof above us is shifting and also you may discover our lights and digital camera are shifting as effectively.’
After it stopped, following 30 seconds of shaking, he added: ‘That was fairly an uncommon second, I’ve not been by way of an earthquake earlier than.
‘We’re in a tower, which at dwelling can be manufactured from scaffolding, however right here it’s manufactured from development metal.’
UN NERV, which posts catastrophe warnings for Japan, tweeted: ‘Earthquake Detailed Report – 8/4.
‘At round 5:42am, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 occurred offshore Ibaraki Prefecture at a depth of 30km.’
It added: ‘The utmost depth was 2. There is no such thing as a risk of a tsunami.’
Japan is used to earthquakes, with buildings being designed to resist the influence of 1.
In March the nation had a robust one which shook buildings in Tokyo and brought about a tsunami advisory for the nation’s northeast coast.
The magnitude 7.2 quake struck close to the east coast of Honshu, the GFZ German Analysis Centre for Geosciences reported on the time.
On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 quake despatched a tsunami that triggered meltdowns on the Fukushima nuclear energy plant.
The catastrophe closely broken coastal neighbourhoods and killed greater than 18,000 folks, with round 10,000 folks killed in Miyagi prefecture.