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Powerful quake rocks Tokyo
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A strong offshore earthquake rocked Tokyo on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, swaying buildings in the capital and stopping subway services.

A month after the tsunami divastation, two year old Ayaka (C) and family members pray for her missing grandmother and great grandmother at a vacant lot

The magnitude 6.3 quake hit at 8:08 am Tuesday (2308 GMT Monday) off the coast of Chiba prefecture, just east of Tokyo, the agency said, adding there was no chance of a tsunami.

Shinkansen bullet train services stopped operations to the northern region, hit badly by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that killed 13,130 and left 13,718 missing.

There were no immediate reports of fresh damage.

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