M 5.4 Earthquake, 8km E of Funaishikawa, Japan

July 27, 2016 at 2:47:16 PM +0000
U.S. Geological Survey
Alert area: 12 miles (20 km) NE of Mito, Honshu, Japan; 43 miles (69 km) SSW of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan; 76 miles (122 km) NE of TOKYO, Japan Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Posted July 27, 2016 at 3:06:53 PM +0000

An earthquake with magnitude 5.4 occurred near Mito, Honshu, Japan at 14:47:16.80 UTC on Jul 27, 2016. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

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