M6.4 Quake Hits Fukushima, Miyagi

M6.4 quake hits Fukushima, Miyagi

A strong earthquake has rocked Japan's northeastern prefectures of Fukushima and Miyagi. There is no threat of tsunami.

The Meteorological Agency says the quake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck at 7:23 p.m. on Sunday. It says the focus of the quake was about 45 kilometers deep off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture.

M6.2 Quake Hits Fukushima, Miyagi

M6.2 quake hits Fukushima, Miyagi

A strong earthquake has rocked Japan's northeastern prefectures of Fukushima and Miyagi. There is no threat of tsunami.

The Meteorological Agency says the quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 struck at 7:23 p.m. on Sunday. It says the focus of the quake was about 50 kilometers deep off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture.

Strong Quake Jolts Fukushima, Miyagi Prefectures

Strong quake jolts Fukushima, Miyagi prefectures

A strong earthquake rocked Japan's northeastern prefectures of Fukushima and Miyagi on Sunday.

The Japan Meteorological Agency says the quake registered 5 minus on the country's seismic intensity scale of zero to seven.

Event To Prepare For Tokyo Mega-quake Held

Event to prepare for Tokyo mega-quake held

A three-day event designed to allow participants to experience life in the aftermath of a mega-quake has been held in Tokyo.

The aim of the occasion was to provide food for thought to survivors of the disaster in three stages -- namely, seven days following the mega-quake, three months later and three years later.

No Damage Reported After Quake

No damage reported after quake

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck Tokyo, Chiba and Kanagawa prefectures at around 9:11 a.m. on Monday, registering an intensity of 4 on the Japanese scale of 0 to 7 in the hardest hit areas. There is no risk of tsunami.

Police and fire departments in Tokyo and surrounding areas say there have been no reports of injuries or damage caused by the quake.

Magnitude 4.1 Quake Hits Shizuoka Prefecture

Magnitude 4.1 quake hits Shizuoka Prefecture

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck the Izu area of Shizuoka Prefecture, west of Tokyo at around 7:22 p.m. on Monday, registering an intensity of 4 on the Japanese scale of 0 to 7 in the hardest hit areas. There is no risk of tsunami.

Volunteers Sort Quake Rubble In Yamagata

Volunteers sort quake rubble in Yamagata

Volunteers have helped to dispose of quake debris in Yamagata Prefecture after a magnitude 6.7 tremor struck off the coast of northern Japan on Tuesday.

Many tiles fell off roofs in the city of Tsuruoka, where an intensity of 6-minus on the Japanese scale of zero to 7 was registered.

Workers Using Sheets To Cover Quake-damaged Roofs

Workers using sheets to cover quake-damaged roofs

Workers in the quake-hit city of Tsuruoka are using plastic sheets to cover roofs that were damaged by Tuesday's powerful temblor in northern Japan.

A number of homes in the city's Koiwagawa district lost roof tiles in the quake. They developed ceiling leaks when rains pounded the area on Wednesday.

Continued Caution Advised For Quake-hit Areas

Continued caution advised for quake-hit areas

Weather officials are calling for continued caution against landslides in two Japanese prefectures hit by Tuesday's powerful earthquake.

They say the ground in parts of Niigata and Yamagata prefectures may have loosened due to the tremor and rain since Wednesday morning.

Landslide Warnings Issued In Quake-hit Areas

Landslide warnings issued in quake-hit areas

Weather officials are warning residents in areas hit by Tuesday night's powerful earthquake to remain alert for possible landslides, as it is raining in the region.

The rain started early on Wednesday in Niigata and Yamagata prefectures along the Sea of Japan.

M6.7 Quake Hits Northern Japan, Injuring 26

M6.7 quake hits northern Japan, injuring 26

Japanese meteorological authorities say a magnitude-6.7 quake struck the northern part of the country late Tuesday night. No fatalities have been reported. Twenty-six people were injured in Niigata, Yamagata, Miyagi, and Ishikawa prefectures. About 1,000 people evacuated their homes.

Seismologists say the tremor hit off the coast of Yamagata Prefecture at 10:22 p.m. on Tuesday.

M6.7 Quake Hits Northern Japan

M6.7 quake hits northern Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency says a magnitude-6.7 quake struck the northern part of the country late Tuesday night. No fatalities have been reported. Tsunami advisories issued along the Sea of Japan coast have been lifted.

Seismologists say the tremor hit off the coast of Yamagata Prefecture at 10:22 p.m. on Tuesday.