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Strong earthquake hits off Japan coast

  • Published at 02:00 pm May 30th, 2015

A powerful undersea earthquake south of Japan has shaken buildings in Tokyo.

The US Geological Survey said the 7.8-magnitude earthquake was centred 874km (543 miles) from the Japanese capital, at a depth of almost 700km.

It struck at 18:30 local time (11:30 GMT).

There are no reports of serious damage or casualties. No tsunami warning has been issued.