Strong earthquake hits Japan, no tsunami warning issued

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Posted: Apr 11, 2011 7:49 PM
Strong earthquake hits Japan, no tsunami warning issued

(Reuters) - A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 hit eastern Japan on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, shaking buildings in the capital Tokyo.

The epicenter of the earthquake was off the coast of Chiba prefecture, neighboring Tokyo, the agency said, adding that no tsunami warning had been issued.

(Reporting by Shinichi Saoshiro; Editing by Chris Gallagher)