05 Feb '11, 6am

Moderate quake shakes Tokyo A 5.3 magnitude quake

TOKYO - A 5.3 magnitude quake shook Tokyo and other eastern Japanese cities on Saturday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Buildings in the capital shook, but public transport and traffic continued unaffected. The quake hit at 10.56am (0156 GMT, 9.56am Singapore time) 107km south-east of the capital beneath the Pacific Ocean, some 35.6km deep, USGS said. The Japan Meteorological Agency, which measured the quake at 5.2, said there was 'no tsunami threat'. Around 20 per cent of the world's most powerful earthquakes strike Japan, which sits on the 'Ring of Fire' surrounding the Pacific Ocean. Tectonics experts have warned of a 70 per cent chance that the 'Big One' - a magnitude-seven earthquake or worse - will strike the greater Tokyo region, home to around 35 million people, within the next 30 years. -- AFP

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