Competitors had an early wake up call for the 2013 FINA World Cup stop in Tokyo, as a magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit Tokyo this morning at approximately 7:30 AM local time.
According to Yahoo, there were no immediate reports of damage, though some of Japan’s bullet trains were shut down as a precautionary matter.
Fortunately for the swimmers, there was little disruption to the schedule. With the prelims session starting at 9AM, it was about time for everyone to awake anyway. We’ve not received any reports of any changes to the competition plan.