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Saturday, September 12, 2015

5.2 Earthquake Rattles Tokyo

Above, a view of Tokyo Bay and Odaiba from Mori Tower. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

As if Japan hasn't had enough problems with this week's typhoon-related flooding, an earthquake has struck the Tokyo metropolitan area.

According to the Associated Press:
TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake shook Tokyo early Saturday morning, knocking books from shelves, but authorities said there was no risk of a tsunami. 
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. 
The magnitude-5.2 earthquake was 57 kilometers deep and was centered in Tokyo Bay, near Haneda Airport, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. It struck at 5:49 a.m.
Subway and train service was briefly interrupted for safety checks. 
The agency warned that the quake could cause landslides following recent heavy rains.
It has been reported by the Asahi Shimbun that the quake injured 13 people. 

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