Strong earthquake shakes Tokyo area

August 10, 2009 1:51:38 PM PDT
The Japan Meteorological Agency says a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 has shaken Tokyo and surrounding areas. No casualties were immediately reported. The agency issued a tsunami warning from the temblor early Tuesday, which centered off the Suruga Bay, southwest of Tokyo.

The quake rattled furniture and walls in Tokyo but there have been no immediate reports of damages or casualties.

The quake occurred at a depth of 12 miles.

Public broadcaster NHK said a small increase of waves of some 10 inches was observed along the coastline of Yaizu City.

Local trains were temporarily halted for safety checks.


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