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Magnitude 5.6 Earthquake Shakes Tokyo but Fukushima Nuclear Plant Undamaged via International Business Times

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has hit Tokyo, shaking buildings across the city and causing train services to be suspended.

Radio broadcaster Jason Morrison tweeted events as they happened. He said he felt the earthquake from the high rise hotel he was staying in and that broadcasters were urging people to stay calm.

He added that hotel staff said the earthquake was the biggest they have experienced so far this year.

The earthquake struck 44km north-northeast of Tokyo and was at a depth of 50m.

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Operators of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said there were no reports of damage.

Spokesman Keisuke Murakami told AFP: “There was no abnormality in our monitoring at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following the earthquake. Also, we have not received any reports of damage from the latest quake.”

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