Japan Earthquake Collapses Homes

November 22, 2014

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake late Saturday struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics.


The earthquake knocked down at least 10 homes in Nagano, a ski resort town and injured more than 20 people, officials said.

Since the quake occurred inland, there was no possibility of a tsunami.

The earthquake was felt across much of northern Japan and in Tokyo, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) southeast of Hakuba.

The quake was followed by 21 aftershocks, said Yohei Hasegawa of the Meteorological Agency’s earthquake and tsunami division.

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