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Breaking News: 6.2 Earthquake hits Tokyo

The quake apparently shook Tokyo and the Miyagi prefecture at around 3:51 am. No word yet on damages, but will keep you posted as news comes in. Please send your prayers and hopes to the people of Japan and hope for the best.

Reports indicate little damage aside from the rude awakening for residents near the quake. We can all be thankful for that but reports are still coming in.

Earthquake Details from the USGS

Magnitude 6.2
Date-Time

Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 18:51:25 UTC
Monday, July 25, 2011 at 03:51:25 AM at epicenter

Location 37.758°N, 141.540°E
Depth 35.6 km (22.1 miles)
Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances

79 km (49 miles) SE (133°) from Sendai, Honshu, Japan
94 km (59 miles) E (88°) from Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
95 km (59 miles) NE (36°) from Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
282 km (175 miles) NE (34°) from TOKYO, Japan

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.3 km (8.9 miles); depth +/- 9.1 km (5.7 miles)
Parameters NST=377, Nph=378, Dmin=326.2 km, Rmss=0.74 sec, Gp= 36°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
Source

Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

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