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Japan: Several injured as 5.2 earthquake rocks Tokyo Bay space

Tokyo [Japan], May 11 (ANI): Several folks had been left injured after an earthquake of magnitude 5.2 on the Richter Scale hit areas surrounding Tokyo Bay early on Thursday, reported Kyodo News.

According to the Japanese climate company and native authorities, the earthquake was additionally witnessed in areas together with Chiba Prefecture and downtown Tokyo.

The company additionally acknowledged that the primary earthquake at 4:16 am registered an higher 5 on the Japanese seismic depth scale of seven in Kisarazu and a decrease 5 in Kimitsu, each in Chiba Prefecture and a 4 in areas together with Tokyo’s Chiyoda and Chiyodawards, nevertheless, no warning for a tsunami was issued.

The Japanese climate company outlined the higher 5 as a state of affairs the place it turns into troublesome for many individuals to stroll. Since March 2012, it was the primary time that Chiba Prefecture was shaken by an higher 5 earthquake, based on Kyodo News.

Roof tiles of three properties received dislocated and fell on the bottom, whereas the constructing home windows had developed cracked from the shaking in Kisarazu.

Five aged folks sustained minor accidents in Chiba Prefecture. Another two extra folks had been injured in adjoining Kanagawa Prefecture, the place a lady fell at house and a person suffered a head harm after a light-weight fell from a shelf whereas he was asleep. However, no instant experiences of casualties got here to the fore from Tokyo.

Nearly 3,000 elevators in Tokyo and within the neighbouring areas together with Chiba Prefecture, stopped working. Still, nobody received trapped, mentioned Hitachi Building Systems Co., a significant constructing amenities administration firm, as per Kyodo News.

Several elevators additionally stopped working after an earthquake was detected. According to Tokyo-based Elevator Systems Co., elevators in high-rise condominium buildings had been principally affected.Morning commuters had no main disruption, as most practice traces operated usually from their first companies.

The JMA warned that earthquakes with an depth of as much as 5 can happen for as much as every week.The earthquake originated in Sothern Chiba Prefecture at a depth of round 40 kilometres. The company earlier reported a magnitude of 5.4 however later modified it to five.2, Kyodo News reported. (ANI)