ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A Japan earthquake today 2014 has struck east of Tokyo. The Japan earthquake today June 4, 2014 locally began in the morning hours. Damage assessment is pending.
Officials tell news that a 4.6 magnitude Japan earthquake today 2014 struck just after 2:22 am local time. The quake posted a moderate depth. USGS indicates to news that the quake was thirty-eight miles below ground level. As a result the quake was felt across the immediate vicinity. USGS indicates to news that the quake was six miles south of Hitachi. It was eleven miles east of Katsuta and seventy-eight miles northeast of Tokyo.
Several quakes have stuck the same general epicenter since 2012. In July 2013 one quake struck twenty-seven miles east of Tokyo. The quake was only one mile south of Yotsukaido. The quake also began three miles east of Chiba-shi.
In May a similar quake struck the region. That quake was eighteen miles west of Nikko. It was twenty-two miles northwest of Imaichi and twenty-four miles west of Numata. The quake could also be felt twenty-eight miles east in Muikamachi.
Back in 2011, the country suffered far greater quakes. For example, on April 11, 2011, a reported 7.1 magnitude quake prompted a tsunami warning and tsunami advisory issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency. A tsunami warning was issued for the Ibaraki region. A tsunami advisory, in contrast, was issued to news and local residents for the Miyagi, Fukushima and Kujukuri regions.