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Earthquake 6.1 jolts Tokyo, preliminary magnitude estimated at 6.1 - NHK

by Reuters
Thursday, 7 October 2021 13:59 GMT

TOKYO, Oct 7 (Reuters) - A strong earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.1 jolted Tokyo and surrounding areas late on Thursday, Japan's public broadcaster NHK reported.

It registered a tremor of "5 plus" on Japan's own scale of quake intensity, a level that could cause some damage to buildings and cause power cuts. Several bullet train lines were halted due to the quake, the broadcaster said. (Reporting by Hideyuki Sano Editing by Gareth Jones)

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