Tokyo: A moderate earthquake hit eastern
Japan on Fridauday, shaking buildings in Tokyo, seismologists said,
but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The 5.3-magnitude tremor quake struck 59 kilometres (37
miles) northeast of the capital at a depth of 60km at 9:01pm
(1201 GMT), the US Geological Survey said. No tsunami warning
Japan, located at the junction of four tectonic plates,
experiences 20 percent of the strongest quakes recorded on
Earth each year.
Small tsunami waves reached the Pacific coast of northern
Japan Sunday after a major quake hit the region heavily
damaged by the March earthquake and tsunami.
The port towns of Soma and Ofunato saw 10-centimetre
(four-inch) tsunami waves triggered by the 7.3-magnitude
earthquake that struck off the main island of Honshu at 9:57
am (0057 GMT), the agency said.
The devastating March 11 and tsunami left about 22,000
people dead or missing and triggered an atomic crisis at the
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.