In just over 24 hours, two large earthquakes have shook areas in Russia and Japan.

On Wednesday afternoon on July 23, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a magnitude 6.8 quake which shook an area 30 kilometers (20 miles) East, Northeast of Morioka, Iwate in Japan. Nearly 120 people have been injured, but no deaths have been reported. Reports say the shaking could be felt 300 miles away in Tokyo.

There are also reports of landslides and also reports of broken windows and caused moving and in some cases dropping of walls and shelves. Officials are on the way to the area to assess further damage.

On the early morning hours of Thursday, the USGS recorded another large earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 which struck in the Kuril Islands, 240 km (150 miles) miles) South, Southwest of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia. So far there are no reports of damage or injuries, and no tsunami warning was issued in either of the quakes.

Source: wikinews