Earthquake Today in Japan: 5.3 Quake Hits Near Tokyo

December 20, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake stuck near Tokyo in Abiko, Japan, on Friday.

The quake was reportedly felt in Tokyo.

Users on Twitter said they could feel the temblor.

“That earthquake made me hungry,” wrote one.

Added another: “Trying to draw during an earthquake #japan.”

The US Geological Survey said the quake had a depth of 42 miles, hitting near Shiroi, Kashiwa, and 22 miles from Tokyo.

The quake hit after 1 a.m. local time.

 

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