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Japan earthquake

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - A large earthquake in the Pacific Ocean shook Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday.

NHK initially reported that the magnitude was 6.9.  It struck off of the southeastern coast of Japan.

A Reuters reporter says that she felt the rolling on the 30th floor of the Biz Tower in Akasaka.

Lisa Twaronite tweeted, "#Tokyo #earthquake -- pretty big!"

Shaking was also reported in Tsukuba in the Ibaraki region.

The USGS reported that the quake hit the Izu Islands and was a magnitude 6.5 and was centered almost 400 miles from Tokyo.

There were no reports of injuries or damage.  Local authorities did not see any risk of a tsunami from the earthquake.

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority said no abnormalities were reported at Fukushima and two other nuclear plants in northern Japan that were shaken by Wednesday morning's quake.

The eastern-central region of Japan is said to be due for a major quake and smaller temblors are common.

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