7.1 Earthquake Rocks Tokyo
No casualties, or threats of a tsunami, reported
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 9, 2009 8:37 AM CDT
A strong earthquake shook Japan's capital and surrounding areas today, halting trains and a professional baseball game.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – A 7.1 earthquake rattled Tokyo and surrounding areas today, AP reports. The strong quake, which struck just before 8 pm local time, disrupted trains and a professional baseball game, but so far there are no reports of damage or casualties, and no threat of a resulting tsunami. Japan is one of the world’s most earthquake-prone countries, and experts say Tokyo has a 90% chance of being rocked by a major quake within the next 50 years.