5.7 magnitude quake rattles Japan as country braces for powerful Typhoon Hagibis

Tokyo: An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale struck Japan Saturday, country’s Meteorological Agency said.
The epicentre of the quake, which occurred at around 6:22 pm (local time), was registered at a depth of 80 kilometres in the Chiba-ken region.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to the property as a result of the quake. No Tsunami warning has been issued yet.


Many rivers were already close to breaching their banks by Saturday afternoon

The quake has occurred at a time when Japan is preparing for an impact from typhoon ‘Hagibis’, with torrential rains and storm having already hit Chiba Prefecture.

Japanese Meteorological Agency has put typhoon ‘Hagibis’ in the ‘very strong’ category, which is moving northwards over the Pacific towards Japan’s main island of Honshu, NHK World reported.