7.8 magnitude earthquake shakes buildings in Tokyo

Tokyo: A strong earthquake shook buildings in Tokyo on Saturday setting off car alarms as it rattled the Japanese capital.

Residential buildings swayed for around a minute as the quake built in intensity at around 8.30pm (1130 GMT), an AFP
correspondent in the city reported.

7.8 magnitude earthquake shakes buildings in TokyoRepresentational Picture.

The US Geological Survey reported a 7.8-magnitude earthquake approximately 874 kilometres from Tokyo in the
Pacific Ocean.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the temblor struck at 4.53 p.m. at a depth of 660 km near Bonin Islands, an archipelago of over 30 sub-tropical and tropical islands, around 1,000 km south of Tokyo.

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