Strong quake shakes Tokyo region

TOKYO (AP) - An earthquake has rattled the Tokyo area hours

after a stronger tremor caused a small tsunami on the northern

Japanese coast.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the second earthquake was

magnitude 6.1. It was just off the coast of Chiba, east of Tokyo,

at a rather shallow 10 kilometers (6 miles) below the sea surface.

There was no immediate report of damage or injury from the

second quake. The tremor earlier Wednesday evening caused small

swelling of water on the northern coast, including part of the

region hit by last year's massive earthquake and tsunami