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6.0 earthquake shakes Tokyo region

3/15/2011 12:53:15 PM



TOKYO - A STRONG quake was felt late on Tuesday in Tokyo, shaking buildings in Japan's capital four days after a massive tremor sparked a devastating tsunami that ravaged the country's north-east coast.

The Japan Meteorological Agency put the magnitude of the quake at 6.0.

The epicentre was located in Shizuoka prefecture, about 120km south-west of the capital, and near Mount Fuji, which is prone to earthquakes.

The quake occured at a relatively shallow depth of 10km.

The US Geological Survey put the magnitude at 6.1 and said it had been preceded a few minutes earlier by another 5.8-magnitude tremor. The epicentre of that aftershock was located 315km north-east of Tokyo.

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