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A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has hit northern Japan, shaking buildings in Tokyo and prompting the country's meteorological agency to issue a tsunami alert for the northeastern coast. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries, but officials are still assessing the situation.
The meteorological agency says the quake hit at 11:45 a.m. local time Wednesday and was centered about 200 miles (300 kilometers) north of Tokyo at a depth of about 6.2 miles (10 kilometers).
It warned that a tsunami of about 20 inches (50 centimeters) would hit the coast around noon Wednesday, but that time passed without any reports of a wave reaching the shore.
There was a 6.3 magnitude aftershock shortly after the main quake.
Earthquakes at depth 10km since 2001
2001 - 6 Earthquakes with 10km depth
2002 - 17 Earthquakes with 10km depth
2003 - 31 Earthquakes with 10km depth
2004 - 20 Earthquakes with 10km depth
2005 - 13 Earthquakes with 10km depth
2006 - 20 Earthquakes with 10km depth
2007 - 14 Earthquakes with 10km depth
2008 - 17 Earthquakes with 10km depth
2009 - 11 Earthquakes with 10km depth
Originally posted by joejack
Im stationed near sendai in Japan but currently in Iraq im trying to get intouch with guys at home station to get a damage report
Originally posted by sharintexas
I just don't understand how there is not huge damage from this quake! Not that I want it to be of course...but, this was a big quake.
Shouldn't there be massive building collapse, etc.?
Originally posted by crazydaisy
Are you hearing any other reports other than where you are right now.