Registered: Jan 2003
Local time: 05:24 PM
Powerful quake injures 17 as Japan waits for the big one
|A powerful earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale injured 17 people in northern Japan in a new sign of seismic activity a month after the country's deadliest tremor in a decade.
Hokkaido was shaken, after the initial quake, by six aftershocks measuring above 4.0 on the Richter scale, the Meteorological Agency official said.