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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 jolted northern Japan on Sunday, the Japan Meteorological agency said.
The focus of the tremor was 40 km (25 miles) below sea level off the east coast of Fukushima prefecture, on Japan's main island of Honshu, about 240 km (150 miles) northeast of Tokyo, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
No tsunami warning was issued and there were no early reports of damage. Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the world's most seismically active areas. The country accounts for about 20 percent of the world's earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater
Originally posted by theability
Now What is worry some is: could the quake cause issues in California? How about in other parts of the world?
DATE and TIME (UTC) LAT LONG MAG DEP (km) REGION
13-JUN-2010 04:01:07 7.79 92.04 5.0 35.0 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA
13-JUN-2010 02:50:36 7.55 91.89 4.8 35.0 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA
12-JUN-2010 22:44:40 7.72 91.98 5.3 19.3 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA
12-JUN-2010 19:26:50 7.70 91.97 7.7 35.0 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA
03-JUN-2010 09:24:16 4.80 95.84 5.4 82.3 NORTHERN SUMATERA, INDONESIA
31-MAY-2010 19:51:48 11.12 93.70 6.4 127.7 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA
I find it intruiging how many natural disasters, mainly earthquakes, have struck various parts of the world lately. I wonder if there is some kind of dynamic change occuring to the tectonic plates?
Perhaps it is. The earth is waking and she is pissed!
This quake will not be causing any issues in California, and I'm pretty sure that it won't cause anything other than some aftershocks that will only affect the same area.