Published On: Fri, Jul 15th, 2011

Moderate quake felt in Tokyo, but causes no damage

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TOKYO (AP) — A moderate earthquake has been felt in Tokyo.

But the minor shaking caused no apparent damage and no tsunami.

Moderate quake felt in Tokyo, but causes no damage

 

The magnitude 5.5 quake hit at 9:01 p.m. Friday. The epicenter was about 70 kilometers (43 miles) north of Tokyo in southern Ibaraki prefecture. It was about 60 kilometers (37 miles) underground.

A magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami on March 11 devastated Japan’s northeast coast. Nearly 23,000 people are dead or missing in the disaster that also crippled a nuclear power plant.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday’s quake was felt at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant but caused no further damage to it.

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