Ahead of Trump visit, earthquake causes Tokyo buildings to shake

The magnitude 5 earthquake did not cause any damage.

May 25, 2019 01:49 pm | Updated 01:49 pm IST - Tokyo

A medium-strength earthquake hit eastern Japan causing buildings to shake in Tokyo on Saturday, NHK national television said. The incident happened just hours before the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania Trump.

No tsunami warning was issued and no immediate damage was reported from the quake which the U.S. Geological Survey measured as magnitude 5.

The epicentre was southern Chiba, about 60 km (35 miles) southeast of the capital, the prefecture where Trump is due to play golf on Sunday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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