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An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 has struck north east of the Vanuatu chain of islands, according to the US Geological Survey.
The quake had a depth of 10km, the USGS said.
An earthquake has shaken Tokyo and the surrounding areas earlier today, but no tsunami warning has been issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Reuters report that the magnitude 5.3 quake - downgraded from 5.6 - centered in the Ibaraki prefecture just northeast of the Japanese capital shook buildings and briefly halted the city's rail network.
There has been no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
A strong earthquake has struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in a ski resort town and injuring several people.
Authorities say at least 39 people were injured in the initial tremor
The magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck near Nagano city at a depth of six miles, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The US Geological Survey measured the quake's magnitude at 6.2. Since the quake occurred inland, there was no possibility of a tsunami.
One of the hardest-hit areas appeared to be Hakuba, a ski town west of Nagano that hosted events in the 1998 games. Ten homes collapsed there, said Shigeharu Fujimura, a Nagano prefecture disaster management official.
Nine people were trapped underneath the collapsed houses, but they all were rescued, and none had life-threatening injuries, said Hakuba official Tomoyuki Shimokawa.
Officials at Japan`s Meteorological Agency are warning people to be on the alert for aftershocks in the days ahead
An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck northern Thailand on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.
There have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
The quake struck 20 miles (32 km) southwest of the town of city of Chiang Rai, was felt in the capital, Bangkok, residents said.
A tsunami warning canceled for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has said
An earthquake with a magnitude 7.8 has been recorded off Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Survey said.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has said a tsunami warning was in effect for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands after the earlier earthquake.
The quake, at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), hit 68 km southwest of Panguna.
Houses and cars were badly damaged after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck central and southern Mexico this morning.
The quake centred in the Guerrero province, south of the capital, Mexico City.
Rutland locals have been taking to Twitter all morning to say how the 3.5 earthquake affected them:
@therutlandtimes that's a relief - I thought I was going mad when I felt it as I walked through Hambleton Wood this morning!
Nottinghamshire and England cricketer Stuart Broad also told of his mum's cup of tea being spilled:
Mum just text saying an Earthquake knocked her brew off the table. Not normal news coming out of little Rutland!!