ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Two Japan earthquakes have struck today, but with vastly different epicenters. Officials confirm to news that a moderate quake struck Hirara, Japan Monday September 10, 2012 followed by a second quake near Shizunai, Japan. No reports of damage have yet to be revealed by local news.
Earthquake activity this morning has been heightened. In addition to a strong earthquake striking Sarangani, Philippines within the hour, followed by one in Bamboo Flat, India, two moderate quakes have stuck Japan today already.
First, officials tell news that a 4.7 magnitude quake struck Hirara, Japan. The quake had a nominal depth, striking only roughly fifteen miles below the earth’s surface.
USGS indicates to news that the quake was seventy-one miles southeast of Hirara. The quake was also roughly one hundred fifty miles east of Ishigaki and Itoman. Officials also tell news that the quake struck southwest of Tomigusuku.
But more recently, a 4.6 magnitude quake has stuck outside of Shizunai, Japan. Officials tell news that quake struck at 8:43 pm local today. The quake could be felt on-land to the east, because of its shallow depth of only fifteen miles below sea level.
USGS indicates to news the quake struck eighty miles east of Shizunai, Japan. The erupted roughly ninety miles southeast of Obihiro and Otofuke. Officials also report that the quake was roughly on hundred miles southwest of Kushiro. No reports of injuries have yet to be indicated by local news.