Another strong quake strikes Japan

Gulf News (Link) (August 13, 2009)

A strong offshore earthquake jolted central Japan, including Tokyo, on Thursday, just two days after a powerful tremor left one person dead and 120 injured.

The 6.7-magnitude quake struck at 07:49 am in the Pacific Ocean, some 325 kilometres southeast of the capital, according to the US Geological Survey.
The Japanese meteorological agency did not issue a tsunami warning, and no immediate damage was reported.

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck central Japan on Tuesday, damaging nearly 5,200 buildings and a section of the arterial road linking Tokyo with the western city of Osaka.

Around 20 percent of the world's most powerful earthquakes strike Japan, which is located at the intersection of several tectonic plates.

Japanese rescuers and troops also continued searching for 10 people still missing after Typhoon Etau brought torrential rains to western Japan earlier this week, which left at least 19 people dead in landslides and floods.