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Earthquake of 6.8 rocks central Japan

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7 - Tokyo: The sprawling Japanese capital is one of the three 'command centres' for the world economy, along with New York and London. It hosted the Summer Olympics in 1964 and is currently a candidate city for the 2020 Games.

7 - Tokyo: The sprawling Japanese capital is one of the three 'command centres' for the world economy, along with New York and London. It hosted the Summer Olympics in 1964 and is currently a candidate city for the 2020 Games.

7 - Tokyo: The sprawling Japanese capital is one of the three 'command centres' for the world economy, along with New York and London. It hosted the Summer Olympics in 1964 and is currently a candidate city for the 2020 Games.

An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 6.8 jolted central Japan on Saturday evening, public broadcaster NHK said, adding that no tsunami warning had been issued.

High-speed trains were halted, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage from the quake, which was felt as far away as the capital of Tokyo about 180 km away.

NHK quoted an official in the village of Ogawa near the epicentre as saying that a long shake was felt and documents fell off shelves but there were no reports of damage yet.

Reuters