Najib 'shaken' by Tokyo earthquake

Najib 'shaken' by Tokyo earthquake
This handout photo taken and provided by Japan's Imperial Household Agency on May 25, 2015 shows Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (2nd L), accompanied by his wife Rosmah Mansor (L),being greeted by Japanese Emperor Akihito (3rd L) and Empress Michiko (front R) upon their arrival for an audience at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia - A magnitude 5.6 earthquake left Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak a little "shaken."

But all's well, the prime minister tweeted on Monday, minutes after the quake hit Tokyo where he is on a three-day official visit to Japan.

"Sblm mesy bersama kapten industri td Tokyo dilanda gempa bumi. Rasa gegaran, lantai, lampu bergerak. Apa pun semua tenang, Alhamdulillah.

"(Before a meeting with captains of industry earlier, Tokyo was hit with an earthquake. I could feel shaking, the floor and lights moving. However, all is calm, Alhamdulillah)," he posted on Twitter at about 4.45pm on Monday.

Reuters quoted the Japan Meteorological Agency as saying that the earthquake was recorded in Tokyo and its surrounding areas.

No tsunami warning was issued and no immediate reports of damage or abnormalities at nuclear facilities.

The quake, centred in Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, shook buildings in the capital and briefly halted trains.

Narita airport closed both runways for checks shortly after the quake but the Haneda airport was operating as normal.

Najib and and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrived in Tokyo on Sunday morning for the visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Najib also attended a round table meeting with 34 captains of industry, before holding a bilateral meeting with Abe.

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