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Powerful Earthquake Rocks Tokyo on New Year’s Day

NASA via Getty Images(TOKYO) -- A powerful earthquake rocked Japan's rattled nerves on New Year's Day.

The magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck around 2:30 p.m. local time. It was centered southwest of Tokyo, but jolted much of the capital city.

Officials did not issue a tsunami warning, and there were no immediate reports of significant damage.

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