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5.8-magnitude quake shakes eastern Japan

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake on Friday shook Tokyo and other areas in eastern Japan, the meteorological agency said.

world Updated: May 22, 2011 01:55 IST
AFP

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake on Friday shook Tokyo and other areas in eastern Japan, the meteorological agency said.

The quake took place at 9:46 am (0046 GMT), and caused buildings to sway in Tokyo.

The focus was in the Pacific off the coast of Ibaraki prefecture, some 130 kilometres from the capital, according to the Japanese agency.

First Published: May 20, 2011 08:48 IST