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Tokyo rattled by 5.5 earthquake

A magnitude-5.5 earthquake rattled Tokyo and its suburbs yesterday, shaking buildings and temporarily stopping trains but causing no apparent damage or injuries.

Office high-rises in the capital swayed, and trains that stopped automatically as a precaution resumed running in about 10 minutes after tracks were inspected. But the daily routine was barely interrupted. Japan is one of the world's most earthquake-prone nations and is also the best prepared.