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Earthquake shakes Tokyo buildings

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A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Monday, setting buildings in the capital swaying but causing no risk of a tsunami, the country's meteorological agency reported. 

Tokyo's Ginza shopping district is pictured on December 1, 2012. A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Monday, setting buildings in the capital swaying but causing no risk of a tsunami, the country's meteorological agency reported.

National broadcaster NHK said there had been no abnormalities detected at nuclear power plants near the epicentre, which was north of Tokyo, where buildings rocked for upwards of half a minute.

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