M 6.0 Earthquake, 6km WNW of Sumoto, Japan

Apr 12, 2013 8:33 PM UTC
U.S. Geological Survey
Alert area: 24 miles (39 km) NW of Wakayama, Honshu, Japan; 29 miles (47 km) NNE of Tokushima, Shikoku, Japan; 42 miles (68 km) WSW of Osaka, Honshu, Japan; 292 miles (469 km) WSW of TOKYO, Japan

Posted Apr 12, 2013 8:43 PM UTC

An earthquake with magnitude 6.0 occurred near Wakayama, Honshu, Japan at 20:33:16.24 UTC on Apr 12, 2013. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)
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