Earthquake causes Tokyo buildings to shake ahead of Trump visit

The epicentre of the earthquake was southern Chiba, about 60km south-east of the capital.
The epicentre of the earthquake was southern Chiba, about 60km south-east of the capital.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV

TOKYO (REUTERS) - A medium-strength earthquake hit eastern Japan on Saturday (May 25), NHK national television said, causing buildings to shake in Tokyo hours before the arrival of US President Donald Trump.

The epicentre of the earthquake was southern Chiba, about 60 km (35 miles) south-east of the capital, the prefecture where Trump is due to play golf on Sunday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

No tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage from the quake which the US Geological Survey measured as magnitude 5.

Trump and his wife, Melania, are due to arrive in Tokyo later in the day.