Earthquake Rattles Japan

An earthquake struck today (Feb. 29) near Honshu, Japan. The preliminary magnitude was 5.7, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A tsunami warning has not been issued. Details from the USGS:


Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 14:32:45 UTC

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 11:32:45 PM at epicenter

Location: 35.218°N, 141.006°E

Depth: 9.8 km (6.1 miles)

Distances from epicenter:

125 km (77 miles) ESE of TOKYO, Japan 

127 km (78 miles) E of Yokohama, Honshu, Japan

135 km (83 miles) SSE of Mito, Honshu, Japan

179 km (111 miles) SE of Utsunomiya, Honshu, Japan

This page will be updated if the event proves significant.

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