15 Mar '11, 3pm

6.0 quake shakes Tokyo region. Its epicentre was located in Shizuoka prefecture, 120km southwest of the capital.

The epicentre was located in Shizuoka prefecture, about 120km southwest of the capital, and near Mount Fuji, which is prone to earthquakes. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TOKYO - A STRONG quake was felt late on Tuesday in Tokyo, shaking buildings in Japan's capital four days after a massive tremor sparked a devastating tsunami that ravaged the country's north-east coast. The Japan Meteorological Agency put the magnitude of the quake at 6.0. The epicentre was located in Shizuoka prefecture, about 120km south-west of the capital, and near Mount Fuji, which is prone to earthquakes. The quake occured at a relatively shallow depth of 10km. The US Geological Survey put the magnitude at 6.1 and said it had been preceded a few minutes earlier by another 5.8-magnitude tremor. The epicentre of that aftershock was located 315km north-east of Tokyo. -- AFP Read more At a glance - Japan quake timel...

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