Earthquake Hits Near Japan

An earthquake struck near Japan today, about 82 miles (133 kilometers) southeast of Honshu. The preliminary magnitude was 5.1, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Details from the USGS:


June 22 at 14:28:59 UTC

June 22 at 11:28:59 PM at epicenter

Location: 39.985 N, 142.886 E

Depth: 41.2 km (25.6 miles)

Distances from epicenter:

133 km (82 miles) ESE of Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan

152 km (94 miles) ENE of Morioka, Honshu, Japan

203 km (126 miles) ESE of Aomori, Honshu, Japan

551 km (342 miles) NNE of TOKYO, Japan

This article will be updated if the event proves significant.

Live Science Staff
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