Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits east coast of Honshu, Japan

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Shakemap of the earthquake.
Image: USGS.

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan early Monday morning, according to the USGS. The earthquake took place at 06:55:51 AM local time on July 5. (21:55:51, July 4 UTC).

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.7 kilometres (14.7 miles) and the epicentre was located 120 kilometers to the east of Morioka, Honshu, 125 kilometers to the southeast of Hachinohe, 195 kilometers to the southeast of Aomori, Honshu and 510 kilometers to the northeast of Tokyo.

No tsunami warnings were issued, and the quake was not reported to have caused any major damage.