ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A moderate Japan earthquake today 2013 impacted Shizunai. The Japan earthquake today August 22, 2013 began in the afternoon hours and was centered northeast of Tokyo. No injuries have been reported by local news.
Officials tell news that a 4.7 magnitude Japan earthquake began just after 3:53 PM local time today. The quake however had a significant depth. Reps tell news that while the quake was moderate; the depth was thirty-seven miles below ground level. As a result the quake could only be felt close to the epicenter.
USGS indicates to news that the quake started twenty-nine miles east of Shizunai. The quake was forty-six miles southwest of Obihiro and fifty-one miles west of Otofuke. Reps tell news that the quake also started seventy-one miles east of Tonakomai and roughly five hundred miles northeast of Tokyo.
Countless quakes have been striking the country this year. Among them was a 6.0 magnitude quake in April. Mapping revealed at the time that the quake was south of Hyogo, west of Osaka. The quake was also north of Airda and Gobo, south of Tottori, and west of Nabari.
In February, a 6.9 struck nine miles southwest of Obihiro. The quake was thirteen miles south of Otofuke and forty-eight miles northeast of Shizunai. The quake began fifty miles southeast of Shimo-furano, Japan, officials also told news at the time.