ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A strong Japan earthquake today 2012 did not prompt a tsunami alert. A Japan earthquake erupted today June 22, 2012 shortly before 6 pm local time. No reports of injuries have yet to be indicated by Japanese news.
The latest quake for Japan was yet again centered off the east coast of Honshu. But today’s quake, unlike previous temblors in the region, registered virtually no depth. USGS reports to news that a 5.1 magnitude quake struck the region this evening. USGS also indicates to news that the quake erupted only twelve miles below the earth’s surface.
As a result, the quake could be felt throughout the coastal region of Japan. USGS indicates to news the quake struck eighty-two miles east of Yamada. The quake was also eighty-three miles east of Miyako and eighty-five miles east of Otsuchi. The quake reportedly could be felt to the east in Kamaishi, Japan as well.
Mapping by USGS puts the quake in the waters off Miayko. The quake was also southeast of Mutsu, Aonori and Odate. No reports of damage have yet to be indicated by news.