TOKYO, July 28 (AFP) - A strong
quake on Monday jolted northern Japan where three powerful earthquakes
and some 1,000 aftershocks during the weekend left around 570 people injured.
Measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, the
quake shook Miyagi prefecture, some 350 kilometers (220 miles) northeast
of Tokyo, at 4:08 am (1908 GMT Sunday), an official from the Japan Meteorological
The quake, the focus of which was ten
kilometers (6.2 miles) deep, was located in northern Miyagi, and no tidal
wave warning was issued after the tremor.
There were no immediate reports of injuries