6.0 earthquake rocks Tokyo Olympics

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 has rocked the Tokyo Olympics.

The earthquake struck the west coast of Japan around 5.30am on Wednesday morning (local time).

Some people attending the Olympic Games have said they felt the quake and saw building swaying, Insider reports.

A map of the earthquake and where it struck.
The earthquake struck the west coast of Japan around 5:30am on Wednesday morning. Source: JMA

The earthquake lasted between 20 seconds to three minutes, local journalists have said.

The Japan Meteorological Agency says there is no tsunami threat.

NBC journalist Lester Holt said on Twitter that he felt what appeared to be a "mild" earthquake.

"Rolled for a good 20 seconds. Interestingly my crew three floors below me felt nothing," he said.  

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The quake was captured on live TV as Sunrise journalist Mark Beretta reported from the top of a 10-storey broadcasting tower.

“Welcome back to the Olympic city where we are currently in an earthquake, an earth tremor,” he said.

“The roof above us is moving and you might notice our lights and camera are moving as well.”

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