LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A strong Japan earthquake today 2012 has struck near Honshu and Narita. The Japan earthquake today August 20, 2012 erupted roughly forty minutes ago. No tsunami alert has been issued.
In recent months, the east coast of Honshu has been a frequent local of renewed earthquake activity. That continued today. Shortly after 8:42 pm local time a 5.0 magnitude quake struck the region, USGS tell news. The quake, located near the east coast of Honshu, was one of the strongest to strike the region this month.
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The Japan earthquake erupted five miles west of Sawara, six miles northeast of Narita, and six miles west of Katori-shi. The quake was also felt eight miles southeast of Inashiki, USGS indicates to news.
In related news, a strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake erupted last night in Papua New Guinea. The quake erupted at 8:41 pm local time. USGS indicates to news that the quake was sixty-four miles southeast of Angoram, seventy-three miles northeast of Mount Hagen. The quake was also one hundred miles north of Goroka. No reports of injuries have been indicated by news.