February 25th, 2013
03:14 AM ET

Earthquakes shake central Japan

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake rattled central Japan on Monday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. A second quake - magnitude 4.6 quake - struck about 11 minutes later.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said no tsunami alert has been issued.

The quake, which took place at 4:24 p.m. local time, was centered about 143 kilometers (89 miles) north-northwest of Tokyo at a depth of 9.9 kilometers (6.2 miles), according to the USGS.

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  1. chrissy

    Wow! How many of these can that country handle?

    February 25, 2013 at 4:33 am | Report abuse |
  2. Shakin muh Zulu

    @chrissy – You should look up how many earthquakes they get each day. They don't make the news unless they are big.

    February 25, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |