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Monday, 11 April, 2005

Strong Quake Jolts Tokyo, No Tsunami Warning

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 jolted the Tokyo region on Monday morning, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no reports of serious damage or injuries.

Two runways at Narita International Airport near Tokyo were closed for checks but soon reopened, public broadcaster NHK said.

Some high speed bullet train lines experienced minor delays because power stopped briefly, and some local lines were halted. Officials warned of possible aftershocks and landslides.

A nuclear reactor in Tokaimura, about 68 miles northeast of Tokyo, was operating normally, NHK said.

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