Powerful quake rocks Tokyo region

2012-01-01 08:04
Tokyo - A major 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Tokyo on Sunday, Japan's Meteorological Agency said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury and no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake struck at 14:28 (05:28 GMT), the agency said. Its epicentre was located near Torishima, an island about 560km south of Tokyo. It was about 370km deep.

The mid-afternoon quake swayed buildings in Tokyo but it did not disrupt the final of the Emperor's Cup football tournament under way at the National Stadium.

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