Olympics earthquake: Magnitude-6 tremor strikes off the coast of Tokyo inflicting early morning alarm for Video games guests however no injury or tsunami danger
- 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
- But it surely was later confirmed that there was no danger of a tsunami or any land injury
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 danger of a tsunami or any injury.
One reported mentioned the shaking continued for a minimum of 30 seconds and was ‘nonetheless going’ after it struck.
One other mentioned it was ‘not a monster’ and ‘unlikely to be harmful’ so he mentioned he was ‘going again to sleep’.
Australian journalist Mark Beretta was reside on air for Dawn when the earthquake struck.
He was standing on a 10-storey short-term broadcast tower outdoors the Olympic stadium.
He mentioned: ‘Welcome again to the Olympic metropolis the place we’re at present in an earthquake, an earth tremor.
‘The roof above us is transferring and also you would possibly discover our lights and digital camera are transferring as properly.’
After it stopped following 30 seconds of shaking, he added: ‘That was fairly an uncommon second, I’ve not been by means of an earthquake earlier than.
‘We’re in a tower, which at house can be fabricated from scaffolding, however right here it’s fabricated from building 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 isn’t any menace of a tsunami.’
Japan is used to earthquakes, with buildings being designed to resist the affect of 1.
In March the nation had a powerful earthquake that shook buildings in Tokyo and precipitated 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 neighborhoods and killed greater than 18,000 folks, with round 10,000 folks killed in Miyagi prefecture.