The quake hit near the east coast of Honshu at 23.58 UTC on Sunday. The earthquake was reported to have a depth of 80km. It also hit 129km north east of Saitama and also 26km south east of Hitachi, according to earthquake-tracking website emsc-csem. USGS tweeted: "Prelim M5.8 Earthquake near the east coast of Honshu, Japan May-10 23:58 UTC"
Residents reported feeling tremors from the quake.
One person said: "It shook the building for a couple of minutes. I live in Tokorozawa-shi."
Another added: "Very smooth at first, then more shaking.
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