BIG QUAKE RATTLES TOKYO, 17 INJURED

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TOKYO: A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook buildings in Tokyo early on Monday, lightly injuring 17 people, but officials stressed there was no risk of a tsunami. Tokyo inhabitants—set to enjoy a national holiday—were woken shortly after dawn by the quake, which jolted the densely-built apartments and office blocks. Local media said 17 people injured themselves as they stumbled while trying to take cover, with a 74-year-old Tokyo woman dislocating her shoulder. The epicenter of the quake—which hit at 5:18 a.m. (8:18 p.m. Manila time on Sunday)—was near Izu Oshima island southwest of central Tokyo, the Japanese meteorological agency said.

AFP

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