Earthquake jolts Japan island, felt in Tokyo
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6 jolts a tiny island about 500 km south of Tokyo on Friday.world Updated: Dec 07, 2007 11:32 IST
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6 jolted a tiny island about 500 km south of Tokyo on Friday, a Japanese government agency said.
The quake, at 9:48 am (0048 GMT), was felt in the capital and areas further north.
The epicentre of the tremor was near the island of Torishima and its depth about 50 km, the Japan Meteorological Agency said on its Web site (http://www.jma.go.jp).
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued.