No tsunami warning after Japan quake

A STRONG earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 jolted eastern and north-eastern Japan on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages and no tsunami warning was issued.

The Japan Meteorological Agency uses a different measuring system than the US Geological Survey and says the quake measured 4 in central Tokyo, Fukushima and their surrounding areas on the Japanese intensity scale, which measures ground motion.

A spokesman for Tokyo Electric Power said there were no reports of any abnormalities at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plan following the quake.

The mid-afternoon quake swayed buildings in Tokyo but did not disrupt the final of the Emperor's Cup football tournament underway at the National Stadium.

Some high-speed train services in northern Japan were suspended after the earthquake, but soon resumed operations, Kyodo news reported.

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