Tokyo, March 16 (IANS) A strong earthquake of magnitude 6 on the Richter scale jolted Japan’s Kanto region Wednesday, Xinhua reported.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the quake, which occurred at 12.52 p.m., originated from a depth of 10 km in the coast of Chiba near Tokyo.
Wednesday’s quake followed a temblor of similar intensity that hit the eastern Shizuoka prefecture Tuesday night, Xinhua said citing Kyodo news agency.
No tsunami warnings were issued following the earthquakes, the report said.
More than 3,600 people have so far been confirmed dead after a massive earthquake rattled Japan’s northeastern part last week. The devastating magnitude 9 quake was also followed by a tsunami.