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Moderate quake jolts Japan


Tokyo, May 25:

A moderate quake of 5.6 magnitude on the Richter scale jolted the metropolitan area of Japan’s capital city of Tokyo on Monday.

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According to Japan’s Meteorological Agency, the epicentre was initially detected at 36.1 degrees north latitude and 139.6 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 50 km, Xinhua news agency reported.

Subway and bullet train services were suspended briefly following the tremor.

There were no immediate reports on damage and injuries. (IANS)