Strong earthquake shakes Tokyo

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The Independent Online

The Japan Meteorological Agency said an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 shook the Japanese capital of Tokyo and surrounding areas today.

There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties from the quake, which rattled furniture and walls in Tokyo homes at 7.56pm (1156 BST), the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The agency said there was no danger of tsunami from the quake.

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