(ETH) – Japan was reportedly struck by a magnitude 6.0 earthquake off the coast of Tokyo, sparking fears regarding the Olympics Games currently taking place in the capital city according to Express-News.
The earthquake struck at a depth of six miles in the sea east of Tokyo. Several journalists at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games reported feeling the aftershock of the magnitude 6 tremors. Mark Beretta, an Australian journalist described the feeling the aftershock while live on air for Sunrise.
Mr. Beretta said: “Welcome back to the Olympic city where we are currently in an earthquake, an earth tremor. “The roof above us is moving and you might notice our lights and camera are moving as well.” He added: “That was quite an unusual moment, I have not been through an earthquake before.
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According to King5 News, NBC News anchor Lester Holt tweeted that he felt the earthquake for about 20 seconds, but his crew, three floors below, did not feel anything. The same went for CBS News correspondent Jamie Yuccas, who said she felt the earthquake tremors, but her crew did not.
A sports reporter from Australia was live on the air during the earthquake and just kept going with his report. “Welcome back to the Olympic city where we are currently in an earthquake, an earth tremor. The roof above us is moving and you might notice our lights and camera are moving as well,” 7 Sport commentator Mark Beretta described.