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Tokyo buildings sway after 6.6-mag. quake

November 30, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A moderate earthquake struck Japan on Tuesday and caused several large buildings in downtown Tokyo to sway.The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake at 6.6. It struck at 12:25 p.m. local time and was centered off Japan's southern coast near the Ogasawara Islands.

There have been no reports of any injuries or damage. Officials said there is also no danger of a tsunami.

Japan is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the world. In 1995, a quake of magnitude 7.2 killed 6,400 people in the western port city of Kobe.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.


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