7.0 Quake Shakes Tokyo

But no injuries, damage reported
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 1, 2012 9:28 AM CST
The Tokyo Tower, center, sits in the darkness, its lights kept off along with much of the downtown buildings Friday, March 18, 2011, in Tokyo.   (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

(Newser) – A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck under the sea south of Japan today, shaking buildings in the capital but causing no apparent damage or tsunami. The quake struck near the uninhabited island of Torishima in the Pacific Ocean, about 370 miles south of Tokyo, and its epicenter was about 230 miles below the sea, the Meterological Agency said. Buildings in the Tokyo area shook, but no damage or injuries were reported, and no abnormalities were reported at power plants. (Read more Japan stories.)

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