While Ishikawa, in central Japan, is still rebuilding from the devastation inflicted by a strong earthquake on January 1, there was another earthquake early on Monday, though this one did not do any significant damage.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said that a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck the northern tip of the Noto Peninsula

Ishikawa prefecture reports that five houses in Wajiima city that had been damaged in the Jan. 1 earthquake collapsed

A woman in her 60s was startled when she heard an earthquake alert in the town of Tsubata, some 100 kilometers (60 miles) southwest of the epicenter

According to JMA seismology and tsunami expert Satoshi Harada, the earthquakes on Monday are thought to be aftershocks of the January 1 magnitude 7.6 earthquake