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Japan Earthquake: 7.0 Magnitude Shakes East Japan

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By Kris Coombs, Christian Post Contributor
January 2, 2012|3:36 pm

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has hit eastern Japan on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There was no danger of a tsunami, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The earthquake caused some buildings in Tokyo to sway, but did not cause any serious disruptions to the Emperor's Cup football tournament final which was under way at the National Stadium during the quake, AFP reported.

A Tokyo Electric Power spokesman said no abnormalities were reported at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plan, which was badly hit by the March 2011 tsunami that killed almost 20,000 people.

Some of northern Japan’s high-speed trains were suspended after the quake, but resumed soon after, Kyodo news reported.

The Meteorological Agency said Sunday’s offshore quake hit approximately 230 miles below the sea surface, but there was no danger of a tsunami or reports of injuries, according to AP and Reuters.

Japan lies along the Pacific "Ring of Fire," and is one of the world's most seismically active countries.

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