The following is an earthquake alert issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Day and Time: Feb. 29, 2024, 6:35 p.m.

Epicenter: Off Chiba Prefecture. N 35.4, E 140.6

Depth: 20 kilometers

Preliminary magnitude: 4.9

Seismic intensity scale: 4 out of maximum 7

Note: No tsunami warning issued.

==Kyodo