M 5.5 Earthquake, 5km SE of Yotsukaido, Japan

November 16, 2013 at 11:44:41 AM +0000
U.S. Geological Survey
Alert area: 26 miles (42 km) E of TOKYO, Japan; 54 miles (87 km) SSW of Mito, Honshu, Japan; 84 miles (135 km) SE of Maebashi, Honshu, Japan

Posted November 16, 2013 at 12:02:42 PM +0000

An earthquake with magnitude 5.5 occurred near TOKYO, Japan at 11:44:41.50 UTC on Nov 16, 2013. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

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