M 5.5 Earthquake, 2km NNE of Moriya, Japan

Nov 9, 2013 10:37 PM UTC
U.S. Geological Survey
Alert area: 25 miles (40 km) NE of TOKYO, Japan; 39 miles (62 km) SW of Mito, Honshu, Japan; 61 miles (98 km) ESE of Maebashi, Honshu, Japan

Posted Nov 9, 2013 10:55 PM UTC

An earthquake with magnitude 5.5 occurred near TOKYO, Japan at 22:37:49.80 UTC on Nov 9, 2013. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

Tips from ready.gov

Excerpted from ready.gov
  • Expect aftershocks. These secondary shockwaves are usually less violent than the main quake but can be strong enough to do additional damage to weakened structures and can occur in the first hours, days, weeks, or even months after the quake.
  • Look for and extinguish small fires. Fire is the most common hazard after an earthquake.
  • Be aware of possible tsunamis if you live in coastal areas. These are also known as seismic sea waves (mistakenly called "tidal waves"). When local authorities issue a tsunami warning, assume that a series of dangerous waves is on the way. Stay away from the beach.
  • Be careful when driving after an earthquake and anticipate traffic light outages.


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