UPI: Quake rocks northeast Japan — Intensity 5- out of 7 on seismic scale — Mainichi: M5.4 quake jolts eastern Japan — Near Fukushima border, buildings rocked in Tokyo (MAP)

Published: December 30th, 2013 at 11:39 pm ET
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Mainichi, Dec. 30, 2013: M5.4 quake jolts eastern Japan [...] An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 jolted eastern and northeastern Japan [...] The focus of the quake was about 10 kilometers underground in northern Ibaraki Prefecture. The quake measured lower 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in Takahagi, Ibaraki Prefecture.

AFP, Dec. 30, 2013: 5.4-magnitude earthquake hits eastern Japan, rocks buildings in Tokyo [...] The quake hit at 10.03am in Ibaraki prefecture, 160 kilometres northeast of Tokyo, and some 80 kilometres southwest of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, [...] followed eight minutes later by a very shallow 3.6-magnitude quake in the same area. [...]

UPI: 5.1-magnitude quake rocks northeast Japan [...] 5.1-magnitude earthquake rocked northeastern Japan Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

See the Japan Meteorological Agency’s summary here

Published: December 30th, 2013 at 11:39 pm ET
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