6.2 magnitude earthquake hits eastern Japan

(Updated with no tsunami warning)

TOKYO, May 26 (Reuters) – A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Japan on Friday, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported.

The tremor was felt in Tokyo and the surrounding prefectures of Chiba, Saitama and Ibaraki, according to Japanese media.

No tsunami warning was issued following this earthquake, according to NHK. (Written by Rocky Swift, French version Bertrand Boucey, edited by Blandine Hénault)

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