The Japan capital, Tokyo, was shaken by the quake. At least 30 people were reported injured in the quake on Thursday night. Fear was rife among the citizens after the quake. Many ran into the open. The quake had caused confusion for some time.
According to local media reports, the quake affected Greater Tokyo. According to Kyodo, the condition of the three is critical. The quake measured 5.9 on the Richter scale.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or severe damage. The epicenter was reported below the epicenter in Chiba prefecture, east of Tokyo.
The Shinkansen Super Express train was temporarily suspended due to the quake, according to state news agency NHK. There were traffic jams in some places. The Japanese government has called on citizens to remain vigilant.