A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck early Monday morning about 60 miles south of Tokyo.
The quake, which occurred at 5:18 a.m., local time, was felt across the highly populated Greater Tokyo Area. Widespread shaking was reported; however, there have been no reports of major damage in the region.
Initial reports indicate that 17 people suffered injuries during the quake, mainly from falling caused by the quake, according to Associated Press.
Image of Tokyo at night. (Photo/SeanPavonePhoto/iStock/Thinkstock)
Many trains were delayed following the quake, while some speed restrictions were temporally placed on expressways in the affected areas.
No tsunami was reported following the earthquake along the Japan coastline, and no warnings were issued.
A national broadcaster out of Japan stated that this was the strongest earthquake felt in Tokyo since the deadly 9.0 quake that caused a massive tsunami in March 2011.
No damage or abnormalities were reported at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, which was heavily damaged during the 2011 event.
A separate 6.0 magnitude earthquake rattled northern Thailand on Monday. The earthquake is being blamed for at least 1 death due to a home collapsing on an elderly woman.
About 25 other people reported varying injuries associated with the earthquake.
The quake led to smashed windows and cracked walls in many structures, including several Buddhist temples, according to the Associated Press.
Reports across the north of Thailand also include damaged roadways.
Daily showers and thunderstorms will impact any cleanup efforts across the region through the middle of the week.
Maysak has become a super typhoon over the Pacific ocean and will bring life-threatening conditions to Yap and the Philippines.
Another round of strong winds will howl across northern Europe on Tuesday.
Another storm system will bring more heavy rain and flooding to northern Pakistan and India this week.
While portions of the mid-Atlantic have enjoyed a day or two of spring warmth in March, most of New York and New England will finally break out of the persistent winter chill.
A pattern change during the middle of April could bring rain and cooler conditions to California, while erasing persistent chill in the Northeast.
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