THE 8.5 magnitude earthquake hit east coast of Japan on Saturday evening, shaking towers and train stations in central district of Tokyo, but there were no reports of tsunami threat and immediate casualties, Japan earthquake expert said.

Naoki Hirata of Earthquake Research Centre in University of Tokyo, in an interview with NHK,  called the quake “very big…but fortunately it was very deep at 590 kilometers.”

No significant damage was also reported, particularly in Fukushima nuclear power plant, Narita airport in Tokyo, and Shinkansen bullet train.

The quake however sent mild tremors to some parts in India including Delhi.

The US National Tsunami Warning Center also issued a statement that no tsunami is expected in British Columbia and in US West Coast.

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