Earthquake shakes parts of Tokyo before Trump arrival

Earthquake shakes parts of Tokyo before Trump arrival
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An earthquake hit Japan on Saturday shortly before President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE arrived for his 4-day state visit, CNN reported.

The epicenter of the magnitude 5 earthquake was in Chiba, around 48 miles east of Tokyo, according to the country’s metrological agency.

Chiba is close to where Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are scheduled to play golf on Sunday.


The quake could be felt in Tokyo and caused buildings to shake, according to local media, but there is reportedly no visible damage and no threat of a tsunami.

Trump's plane landed just before 5 p.m. local time at the Haneda Airport, with the president and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpEx-Melania Trump adviser raised concerns of excessive inauguration spending weeks before events: CNN The Hill's Morning Report - Trump moves green cards, citizenship away from poor, low-skilled White House seeks volunteers, musicians for Christmas celebrations MORE greeted by multiple U.S. and Japanese officials on the tarmac, according to White House pool reports.

The president then headed to a reception with more than two dozen Japanese business leaders at the U.S. ambassador’s house.

Trump is also scheduled to attend a sumo tournament on Sunday after golf.

He is expected to offer a branded trophy, roughly 54 inches tall and weighing at least 60 pounds, to the champion.