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.)

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