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Japan Coast Hit by 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake, No Alert of Tsunami 

However, according to the Meteorological Agency, there was no tsunami warning

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JAPAN: The highly intense earthquake of 6.2 magnitudes hit eastern Japan on Friday evening, the report has been confirmed by the public broadcaster NHK. The shock is measured as 1003 GMT.

It shooked the buildings in Tokyo as well as affected the surrounding areas, as per the Japan Meteorological Agency. The main area was reported near Chiba prefecture, to the east of Tokyo, at a depth of 50 km (31 miles).

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As per updates, the main buildings near the Narita International Airport in Chiba have experienced a high range of shaking. Thus, Airport authorities are checking for any damage to its runways.

Meanwhile, the East Japan Railway Co informed that they are discontinuing some train services in Chiba prefecture. However, no reports of casualty, damage or tsunami have been confirmed. 

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However, this is not the first time Japan is dealing with such a massive Earthquake but previously also, the country has witnessed major shock waves, resulting in loss of lives and properties.

On March 11, 2011, the northeast coast was hit by a magnitude 9 earthquake, the strongest recorded in Japan, but the worst part was the massive tsunami that shattered buildings and roadways. 

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