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The Tokyo marathon was held in the city yesterday. AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye

Quake shakes buildings in Tokyo

No risk of a tsunami, says Japan’s meteorological agency.

A STRONG 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Japan today, setting buildings in the capital swaying but causing no risk of a tsunami, the country’s meteorological agency reported.

National broadcaster NHK said there had been no abnormalities detected at nuclear power plants near the epicentre, which was north of Tokyo, where buildings rocked for upwards of half a minute.

“An earthquake occurred at about 16:23 (0723) today,” the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.

“Its focus was in the north of Tochigi prefecture. Its depth is about 10 kilometres (six miles) and its magnitude is estimated at 6.2.”

The Tokyo marathon was held in the city yesterday.

- © AFP, 2013

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