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    Tokyo Subway Trains Grind to a Halt as 5.6 Magnitude Quake Rocks Japan

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    The Japanese capital Tokyo has reportedly been hit by an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6, according to the Japanese Meteorological Agency.

    A 5.6 magnitude tremor hit Tokyo on Monday, May 25, shaking buildings and bringing the subway system in the Japanese capital to a halt, the Japanese Meteorological Agency reported.

    There was no immediate word on casualties or damage in the quake; the epicenter was located in the northern part of Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo. The tremor also affected the surrounding prefectures, including Ibaraki, Tochigi, Saitama and Gunma.

    A tsunami warning was removed minutes after it was issued by the Japanese Meteorological Agency.

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