CORAL GABLES (LALATE) – A strong Japan earthquake 2012 today struck east of Honshu. The Japan earthquake today May 8, 2012 did not prompt a tsunami alert, officials confirm to news. The quake struck in the late evening hours. No reports of injuries have yet to be detailed by local news.
USGS reports to news that a 5.0 magnitude earthquake today struck Japan. The quake today erupted shortly after 7 pm local time. The quake, however, had virtually no depth. USGS indicates to news that the quake registered only six miles below sea level. As a result, the quake could be felt in sections of Japan to the west.
The quake was centered off the east coast of Honshu. That same region has systemically produced strong quakes roughly one weekly basis this spring. Today’s quake, however, was roughly two hundred miles east of the town of Iwaki in Honshu, officials tells news. The quake was roughly two hundred thirty miles east of Fukushima as well.
USGS indicates to news that the quake was approximately two hundred miles east of Sendai and three hundred miles northeast of Tokyo. No reports of damage have yet to be detailed by local news.
Just days ago, another Japan quake erupted fifty-four miles east of Morioka, Honshu. USGS indicated to news that the quake was sixty-two miles southeast of Honshu town Hachinohe and roughly one hundred miles southeast of the community of Aomori.