01 Jan '12, 5am

7.0-magnitude earthquake hits Tokyo

7.0-magnitude earthquake hits Tokyo

A major 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Tokyo and surrounding areas on Sunday, Japan's Meteorological Agency said. The quake struck at 2.28pm (1.28pm Singapore time), the agency said, adding that there was no danger of a tsunami. -- ST PHOTO TOKYO (AFP) - A major 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Tokyo and surrounding areas 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 2.28pm (1.28pm Singapore time). 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. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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  1. 01 Jan '12, 10am

    Tokyo begins the new year with a big bang again...OMG!

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