Moderate quake shakes northern Japan

11 September 2004 | 13:48 Code : 4236 Geoscience events
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An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hit northern Japan Friday but no Tsunami tidal wave warning was issued, the meteorological agency said.
An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hit northern Japan Friday but no Tsunami tidal wave warning was issued, the meteorological agency said.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
The quake hit at 1:25 pm (0425 GMT), focused 60 kilometres (38miles) below ground in Hokkaido, some 800 kilometers northeast of Tokyo.
On Sunday two strong quakes measuring 6.9 and 7.4 on the Richter scale shook the Tokai area within five hours of each other, setting off tidal waves.
More than 40 people were injured but there was no major damage.
The government has denied the recent tremors were a sign that a huge quake forecast by seismologists could strike the Tonankai region, the Pacific coastline of Wakayama prefecture in the west.


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