Strong Earthquake Hits Japan’s Ibaraki, Chiba Prefectures

A 6.2 -magnitude earthquake struck eastern Japan at around 7:03 p.m. Friday. The earthquake, with an intensify of lower 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale, hit the southern part of Ibaraki prefecture and the northern part of Chiba prefecture at a depth of about 50 kilometers. There are no concern about any possible tsunami. The observed long-period ground motion reached a maximum of intensity 2.