5.6-magnitude quake shakes buildings in Tokyo

TOKYO (AFP) - A strong quake shook buildings in Tokyo on Monday, setting off alarms and bringing the city's subway system to halt, AFP reporters in the Japanese capital said.

There was no risk of a tsunami from the quake, which measured 5.6, according to the Japanese meteorological agency.

The epicentre was located in the northern part of Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo.