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Strong Quake Jolts Tokyo Area; No Tsunami Risk

Strong Quake Jolts Tokyo Area; No Tsunami Risk

   Tokyo, Oct. 7 (Jiji Press)--A powerful earthquake rocked the Tokyo metropolitan area on Thursday night.
   The quake measured upper 5, the fourth-highest level on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7, in Tokyo's Adachi Ward, and Kawaguchi and the town of Miyashiro, both Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
   The temblor, with an estimated magnitude of 6.1, occurred around 10:41 p.m. (1:41 p.m. GMT) at a depth of about 80 kilometers in a northwestern part of Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, the agency said.
   There is no risk of tsunami being caused by the quake, it said.

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