ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A strong Japan earthquake today 2013 has struck Iwaki. The Japan earthquake today July 23, 2013 posted a shallow depth on-land. Damage assessment is still pending.
Officials tell news that a 5.3 magnitude Japan earthquake today began midday. The quake started just after 12:02 pm local time. USGS indicates to news that the quake had a nominal depth. The quake began only four miles below ground level. As a result the quake could be felt across the region.
USGS tells news that the Japan earthquake today was ten miles east of Ishikawa. The quake was fifteen miles west of Iwaki and seventeen miles southeast of Sukagawa as well. Reps tell news that the quake began twenty-one miles south of Funehiki and roughly one hundred miles northeast of Tokyo.
Most Japan quakes this summer have been centered out to sea. For example, in May a 6.0 quake, while centered off the coast of Honshu, had virtually no depth. It struck one hundred eleven miles east of Morioka, Honshu. It was centered the same distance from the town of Hachinohe and roughly one hundred fifty miles east of Aomori, USGS told news at the time. The quake was also approximately three hundred miles northeast of Tokyo.