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Strong Earthquake Hits Japan

Posted: May 30, 2015 at 2:39 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

A POWERFUL undersea earthquake south of Japan shook buildings in Tokyo on Saturday May 30, 2015.

The US Geological Survey said the 7.8-magnitude earthquake was centred 874km (543 miles) from the Japanese capital, at a depth of almost 700km.

It struck at 18:30 local time (11:30 GMT). Buildings in the capital swayed for almost a minute as the quake built in intensity, AFP news agency said.

There are no reports of serious damage or casualties. No tsunami warning has been issued.