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Earthquakes shake central Japan

By Yoko Wakatsuki, CNN
February 25, 2013 -- Updated 0823 GMT (1623 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Both quakes are centered about 143 kilometers (89 miles) north-northeast of Tokyo
  • The Japan Meteorological Agency said no tsunami alert has been issued

Tokyo (CNN) -- 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.

CNN's Tokyo bureau felt a "slight shake" from the temblor.

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