No damage reported from Tokyo earthquake

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TOKYO: Buildings in Tokyo shook on Tuesday as a strong quake hit Japan, Agence France-Presse reporters in the city said, but there was no immediate risk of a tsunami and no damage was reported. Seismologists said the epicenter was around 44 kilometers north-northeast of the Japanese capital and was located around 50 kilometers (30 miles) below the surface. The US Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 5.6. Their Japanese counterparts said there was no danger of a tsunami from the tremor, the effects of which could be felt in buildings for more than a minute after the initial shaking began.

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