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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.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5 jolted eastern Japan including the capital, Tokyo, on Sunday, the NHK public broadcaster and witnesses said.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami warning was issued.