Japan’s north-western Chiba Prefecture, in the east of the capital Tokyo, has been hit by an earthquake of 5.9 magnitude on Thursday evening.

This development was revealed by USGS.

The situation demanded officials to check the magnitude. With an initial depth of 80 kilometers (50 miles), Japan Meteorological Agency first registered the magnitude as 6.1.

USGS also reported that the earthquake has since been updated to a 5.9 magnitude with a depth of 62 kilometers (38.5 miles).

On casualties, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK reported several minor injuries in the Chiba Prefecture.

Meanwhile, the country’s newly installed Prime Minister Fumio Kishida who took office on Monday, has commented on the situation. Kishida said, a task force had been set up at his office to “collect information.”