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A strong earthquake rocked Tokyo and central Japan, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The Central Meteorological Agency in Tokyo reported a preliminary reading of 6.9 on the Richter scale, indicating a tremor capable of extensive damage near the epicenter, situated in the seabed 50 miles off the coast east of the capital. A tidal wave warning was issued for the eastern coastal region, from the northern tip of Honshu, Japan’s main island, to Shizuoka, about 100 miles south of the heavily populated capital region. The international airport at Narita was shut down, and high-speed rail service was also halted while runways and tracks were inspected for damage.


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