Agence France-PresseNovember 9, 2013 21:01
A 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit eastern Japan on Sunday, rocking buildings in Tokyo, seismologists said.
The quake struck at 7:37 am (2237 GMT Saturday), in Ibaraki prefecture, north of the capital, at a depth of 59 kilometres (37 miles), the US Geological Survey said.
The crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant was shaken by the quake but there were no abnormalities reported, the plant's operator said.
The quake lasted about 30 seconds and was felt by many people in Tokyo.