Moderate quake of 5.5 slightly felt in Tokyo area
AP, Friday 15 Jul 2011
A moderate earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 has hit the Tokyo area. No damage was immediately reported and there was no danger of a tsunami


The capital felt minor shaking for a few seconds when the quake hit at 9:01 p.m. (1201 GMT) Friday. The epicenter was about 70 kilometers (43 miles) north of Tokyo in southern Ibaraki prefecture. It was about 60 kilometers (37 miles) underground.

A magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami on March 11 devastated Japan's northeast coast. Nearly 23,000 people are dead or missing in the disaster that also crippled a nuclear power plant.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday's quake was felt at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant but caused no further damage to it.

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