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5.7 quake hits NE Japan: USGS

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 05:56

A 5.7-magnitude quake hit off the coast of northeast Japan today, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

6.2 magnitude quake jolts Japan

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 13:31

A 6.2-magnitude quake Sunday jolted Japan`s Iwo Jima Island.

11 dead, 1,200 injured as heavy snow hits Japan: Reports

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 13:30

The heaviest snow in decades in Tokyo and other areas of Japan has left at least 11 dead and more than 1,200 injured across the country, reports said on Sunday.

Japan official alerts North Korean missile instead of quake

Last Updated: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 11:09

A Japanese official mistakenly announced the launch of a North Korean missile instead of sending an alert about a strong earthquake that hit western Japan.

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits western Japan, 24 injured

Last Updated: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 08:45

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit western Japan, injuring at least 24 people and destroying some houses.

Earthquake hits Japan, no tsunami warning issued

Last Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013, 13:18

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit eastern Japan on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.