Quakes shake Japan again

Japan's Izu islands shaken by early morning quake after Saturday night tremor leaves buildings swaying in capital; no tsunami

Quakes shake Japan again

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Two earthquakes near remote Japanese islands have shaken most of the country, but left just 10 people injured, state media reported Sunday.

Kyodo news agency reported that a magnitude-6.4 quake had struck off Japan's Izu islands north of the Ogasawara Islands in the Pacific early in the morning, while the Ogasawaras -- also known as The Bonin Islands -- were themselves struck by a magnitude 7.8 quake Saturday night.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Saturday's quake was centred 874 kilometers from the Japanese capital, Tokyo, at a depth of more than 660 kilometers.

It struck at 8.30 p.m. (GMT1230). Buildings in Tokyo were reported to have swayed for almost a minute as the tremor built in intensity.

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