Upadated – 7.8 earthquake strikes near Ogasawara islands

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TOKYO — An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck near the Ogasawara islands at 8:24 p.m. Saturday. The Japan Meteorological Agency said there was no danger of a tsunami.

The strong quake shook buildings in Tokyo for about a minute.

The epicenter of the quake was 590 kilometers deep near the Ogasawaras which are 1,000 kilometers south of Tokyo.

The quake had an intensity of 5 in the Ogasawaras, a 4 in Tokyo’s 23 wards as well as Ibaraki, Saitama, Tochigi, Gunma, Chiba and Kanagawa prefectures. It measured 3 in the Tohoku region and 2 in parts of Hokkaido.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Tokyo’s subway and trains were briefly halted.

via M8.5 earthquake strikes near Ogasawara islands ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion.

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