Two earthquakes northeastern Japan
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Two earthquakes northeastern Japan

Two earthquakes of magnitudes 6.1 and 5 struck Saturday off Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture, the country's meteorological agency reported.

The agency said the quakes occurred around 11.44 a.m. and 11.50 a.m. local time at two different locations northeast of the country's island of Honshu at a depth of 40 kilometers (24 miles).

The quakes were also felt in the surrounding states of Aomori, Iwate, Akita, Yamagata, and Fukushima.

No tsunami alert was issued.

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