Tokyo (ANTARA News/AFP) - A strong offshore earthquake rocked Tokyo on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, swaying buildings in the capital and stopping subway services.

The magnitude 6.3 quake hit at 8:08 am Tuesday (2308 GMT Monday) off the coast of Chiba prefecture, just east of Tokyo, the agency said, adding there was no chance of a tsunami.

Shinkansen bullet train services stopped operations to the northern region, hit badly by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that killed 13,130 and left 13,718 missing. (*)

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