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Magnitude 5.4 earthquake hits Japan’s Chiba Prefecture

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Tokyo: A powerful 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Japan’s Chiba Prefecture on Thursday morning, the data of the Japan Meteorological Agency showed.

According to the agency, the earthquake struck the prefecture at 4:16 a.m. local time (19:16 GMT on Wednesday). The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 40 kilometers (25 miles). The maximum seismic intensity of the earthquake was five on Japan’s 7-grade scale.

No tsunami warning has been issued.

There have been no immediate reports of casualties or material damage.

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