LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A moderate but deep Japan earthquake today 2013 has struck near Iwaki. The Japan earthquake today January 4, 2013 erupted shortly after 10:52 PM local time. No reports of injuries have yet to be detailed by local news. The quake was east of Tokyo, officials tell news.
The Japan earthquake today was one of the strongest quakes to strike the region this year. The quake however erupted with a significant depth. Officials tell news that the quake erupted sixty four kilometers below sea level.
The quake began only twenty-seven miles east of Iwaki. The quake was also thirty-four miles east of Kitaibaraki and thirty-seven miles east of Takahagi. USGS indicates to news that the quake was roughly one hundred twenty-four miles east of Tokyo and forty-three miles east of Hitachi. Today’s quake follows the strong December 21 quake that began near the east coast of Honshu. Centered at twenty-two miles below sea level, the quake, however, could be felt in the west.
In related news, a strong Tonga earthquake erupted last today as well. Officials tell news that a 5.1 magnitude quake began Friday. But the quake was only six miles below sea level. USGS indicates to news that the quake was forty-one miles southeast of Hihifo and two hundred miles southwest of Apia.