Magnitude 5.9 earthquake rattles Tokyo Japan

A 5.9 earthquake struck Tokyo late Thursday night, injuring 32 people and making a mess of the city’s extensive subway system.Commuters pack into a train car in Tokyo Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, the morning after a strongearthquake has shaken the Tokyo area Thursday night, temporarily halting trains and subways. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)Commuters pack into a train car in Tokyo Friday morning.

The quake’s epicenter was in Chiba prefecture, just east of the Japanese capital, according to the U.S Geological Survey.

Pictures fell and houses swayed in the shaking, but no deaths were reported by Friday morning in Japan. No tsunami warnings were issued.

Nearly every subway line in and around Tokyo was delayed, with people in queues backed up for hours outside major stations. The delays continued into Friday morning.

Water pipes under the city were also damaged, pouring water onto city streets in some cases.

It was the worst earthquake to strike Tokyo since the March 2011 Fukushima disaster, which left 20,000 people dead or missing. In this quake, there were no issues with nuclear power plants, according to Japanese officials.

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