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Pacific Quake Jolts Japan December 3, 2010
Quake Map of Japan
Metropolitan Tokyo and other parts of Japan were strongly shaken on Tuesday afternoon by a 6.6 magnitude quake centered hundreds of miles to the south of the country’s main Honshu Island.

The Japan Meteorological Agency determined the epicenter was at a depth of about 300 miles beneath the Ogasawara Islands, or the Bonin Islands as they are known outside of Japan.

Tall buildings in Tokyo and elsewhere across Honshu swayed following the quake, which struck at 12:25 p.m. local time.

There were no reports of any damage or tsunamis generated by the shaking.