7.0 magnitude Earthquake shakes off the shore of Japan

Japan 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake map 07/09/2011 - USGS.gov

(Best Syndication News) - A significant earthquake of 7.0 magnitudes shook off the East coast of Honshu, Japan, on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 10:57:12 a.m. (local time). The US Geological Survey reported this and several earthquakes in there have been 14 earthquakes with a 4.6 or higher magnitude off the East shores of Honshu, Japan.

The USGS received 72 reports from individuals throughout the Japanese island. There were one person that said the earthquake was severe. There was many reports of people in Tokyo reporting having felt the earthquake between mild and moderate.

The closest city from the earthquake was Sendai, Honshu, Japan located 131 miles from the earthquake center. Tokyo is 254 miles from the 7.0 magnitude earthquake, and still felt the tremors. The exact location the USGS report for this earthquake was 38.040°N, 143.287°E with a depth of 21.7 miles.

Initially, the earthquake was registered as a 7.1 magnitude by has since been recalculated as a 7.0 magnitude rating.

Many of the earthquakes occurring of the east coast of Japan is most probably aftershocks from the 9.0 earthquake that happened on March 11, 2011.

By: Julie Marcus

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