The Christian Science Monitor reported that a 6.9 earthquake rattled Tokyo today:
A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's southern coast Tuesday, shaking a broad swath of the country and swaying buildings in downtown Tokyo.
No damage or injuries were immediately reported, and Japan's meteorological agency said there was no danger of a tsunami.
The temblor hit at 12:25 p.m. local time (0325 GMT), with the epicenter near the Ogasawara Islands, about 500 miles (800 kilometers) south of the main Japanese island, the agency said. It struck at a depth of 300 miles (480 kilometers).
Japan's meteorological agency reported a magnitude of 6.9, however, the U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was 6.6. The reason for the discrepancy was not immediately clear.
Whew! Glad it happened now instead of next week when I'm in Tokyo! I already experienced an earthquake in Tokyo during my October 2005 vacation there.
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