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2 Moderate Quakes Strike Off Japan Coast

AP | October 13 2006

Two moderate quakes struck off the coast of Japan early Saturday, including one that shook the Japanese capital, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

A 5.3-magnitude quake struck off the east coast of Honshu island, about 65 miles southeast of Tokyo, the USGS said on its Web site.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the quake. There was also no threat of a tsunami, the Japanese Meteorological Agency said.

Earlier Saturday, a larger, 6.3-magnitude quake struck off the disputed Kuril islands, located northeast of Hokkaido island. The islands are administered by Russia but claimed by Japan.

That quake was centered about 1020 miles northeast of Tokyo.

Japan sits atop four tectonic plates and is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the world.

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