July 16, 2007 / 3:07 PM / in 11 years

New quake hits off Japanese coast: USGS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the Japanese coast on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, hours after another quake of similar strength killed at least seven people in Japan and triggered a small leak of radioactive materials from a nuclear plant.

A fire-fighter investigates collapsed houses in Kashiwazaki, northern Japan, July 16, 2007. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Reuters witnesses in Tokyo reported buildings swayed in the city after the latest quake at 1417 GMT, but there were no immediate reports of damage after the deep quake.

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