6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes off the east coast of Japan

July 30, 2011Tokyo (CNN) — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Sunday morning off the east coast of Honshu, Japan, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The earthquake was centered 27 miles (43.5 kilometers) beneath the surface about 114 miles (184 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo, the agency said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Japan has been struck by hundreds of aftershocks off the coast of Honshu since the March 11 earthquake that crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. -CNN
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8 Responses to 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes off the east coast of Japan

  1. Anthony says:

    Do you think this is a direct result of the M flare earlier?

  2. luisport says:

    Earthquake-ravaged Japan now overwhelmed by rain

    Forecasters warned that the rains could continue to be torrential after reaching 1000 millimetres to date in Sanjo City, Niigata, 250km northwest of Tokyo, since they started on Wednesday.

    A total of 296,000 people had been asked to evacuate their homes by this afternoon, according to public broadcaster NHK, but no compulsory orders were issued despite muddy swollen rivers, broken dykes and flooded houses.

    More than 40 people who had spent a night in cars and buses after being stranded on a road blocked by mudslides and flooding in Fukushima were rescued unhurt.

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/earthquake-ravaged-japan-now-overwhelmed-by-rain/story-e6frf7lf-1226105020372

  3. Anthony says:

    Well if the amount of data increases, then maybe we will start seeing immediate correlations between flares and quakes.

  4. It was a rather long drawn out quake. The last big one a few days ago was the same. Very long and drawn out.

    -Jeff in Tokyo

  5. skywalker says:

    there’s just been a 6.1 quake N.E of Newzealand

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