At least 14 injured in Japan earthquake

TOKYO: At least 14 people have been injured by a strong earthquake that struck off Japan's northeast coast on Tuesday.

Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency says at least three people were seriously injured with broken bones. They included two women in their 80s, and a third in her 60s.

Fukushima prefecture says an elderly woman was hit in the head by a cupboard, and a man was injured in the knee by glass shards while struggling with falling furniture.

The disaster agency also reports that fires broke out at two non-residential buildings, but that they have been extinguished. No one was hurt in the fires.