Strong Earthquake Strikes North of Tokyo, No Tsunami Warning
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 has hit north of Tokyo on Monday, causing tall buildings in Japan's capital to sway for more than half a minute.
According to Japan's meteorological agency, the quake hit at 4:23 pm local time in the northern part of Tochigi prefecture, about 120 kilometers from the capital.
The earthquake's epicenter was roughly 10 kilometers deep, and registered as a M5 in most of the prefectures surrounding Tochigi, including Nikko, Gunma, and Fukushima.
No damage or injuries were reported and there was no tsunami warning issued.
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