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A powerful earthquake shook  Tokyo and the surrounding areas on Monday afternoon. No tsunami warning was issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The U.S. Geological Survey said a quake that struck off Japan on Monday was 5.3 magnitude.

The tremor shook buildings in Tokyo and briefly halted some train lines, including the Tokyo Metro subway lines.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday said they are ready to extend expeditiously necessary assistance for those affected in the Jammu and Kashmir floods that have caused massive damages. In a statement issued by the Japanese Embassy in India, the Prime Minister has also sent his condolences to his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, over the loss of life and property due to floods in Jammu and Kashmir and offered assistance to the affected ones. “It expresses its heartfelt condolences to the victims of their bereaved families. Japan is prepared, if it is requested, to