AN EARTHQUAKE has struck off the coast of Japan, sending out tremors felt by Olympians.
The magnitude-6 quake took place in the sea to the east of Tokyo at about 5.30am local time.
Athletes and journalists who are in the city for the games reported feeling the aftershocks for up to three minutes.
The quake took place at a depth of 30kilometres and had an epicenter around 40 kilometres (25 miles) from land.
CNN reporter Will Ripley tweeted: "Earthquake in Tokyo right now. I’ve felt the shaking for about 30 seconds. Still going."
Another journalist said there was "minor shaking for about three minutes".
Meanwhile, Australian reporter Mark Beretta was live on air for Sunrise when the earthquake hit.
Standing on top of a broadcast tower outside the Olympic stadium, he said: "Welcome back to the Olympic city where we are currently in an earthquake, an earth tremor.
"The roof above us is moving and you might notice our lights and camera are moving as well."
Tokyo earthquake – magnitude 6.0 tremor rocks Olympic Games host city but officials say no tsunami risk
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