Strong Earthquake Injures 2 People In Japan
The day started like a normal day but did not end like a normal day for residents in mountainous region of central Japan.
A strong earthquake hit their region, disrupting worshipers and those headed to open markets.
The Japan Meteorological Agency says a magnitude 5.6 quake struck about 7 a.m. Sunday in Nagano prefecture, about 190 kilometers (120 miles) west of Tokyo. The U.S. Geological Survey measured the magnitude at 5.2.
Authorities say two people had minor injuries, one in Otaki village and the other in Kiso town.
The Fire and Damage Management Agency reported multiple incidents of fallen roof tiles and broken glass. Japanese television broadcaster NHK showed a worker in Kiso picking up glass from a shattered show window at a Nissan car dealer.
There was no danger of tsunami from the inland earthquake.