The world in brief
Compiled from Times wires
© St. Petersburg Times, published February 25, 2001
Quake rattles Japan, but no injuries reported
TOKYO -- A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 jolted northeastern Japan on Sunday morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The quake struck at 6:54 a.m. local time, just below the seabed off the coast of Fukushima state, the Meteorological Agency said.
The temblor shook buildings but no damage or injuries have been reported. Fukushima is about 150 miles northeast of Tokyo.
There was no danger of tsunami -- huge waves caused by undersea disturbances such as volcanic activity or earthquakes -- the Meteorological Agency said.
A magnitude 6 quake can cause severe damage.
Elsewhere . . .
IN INDONESIA Two days before a checkup to determine whether he was healthy enough to stand trial on corruption charges, former President Suharto of Indonesia underwent an emergency appendectomy Saturday, health officials said.
IN ITALY Florence D'Urso, a wealthy Manhattan widow attending the elevation of New York Cardinal Edward Egan was robbed of more than $1-million in jewelry when a 65-pound safe was stolen from her hotel suite in a posh Via Veneto hotel.
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