October 1st, 2012
07:01 PM ET

Earthquake detected off Japan

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck off Japan's eastern coast early Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

With a depth of 9 kilometers (5.5 miles), the temblor was about 150 kilometers (93 miles) east-southeast of Hachinohe and 550 kilometers (342 miles) north-northeast of Tokyo, according to the U.S. agency.

The quake occurred just over a year and a half after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake triggered a huge tsunami off Japan, resulting in thousands of deaths and the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century.

The Japan Meteorological Agency, however, did not issue any tsunami warnings or advisories immediately after the Tuesday morning quake, according to its website. No such warnings were issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center either.

Filed under: Earthquake • Japan
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  1. Philip

    There was an EQ in Dallas last night at10:05PM also, in case any are wondering about US. (3.4 mag/no injuries)

    October 1, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dazzle ©

    Many quakes in the US go unreported.

    October 1, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Wow, this country cannot catch a break...
    Lots of EQ's all over the world *every* day.

    October 1, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    Yeah, we know @dazzle. Over 400 EQS struck southern California a couple of weeks ago, incl. a 5.3 and 5.5. All of them occured over a stretch of 4 days too...one right after the other. (from a small story in the back of my newspaper)
    We (US) have a history of focusing on other nations problems while letting ours ride.

    October 1, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      Philip, I totally agree with you. I only found out about the earthquakes in California from a friend who lives there. Its time for for the US News Media to report these weather issues to its readers. It's like the refinery fire that happened in California that was barely mentioned and then the next day oops gas prices were on the rise.

      October 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    Yeah. Typhoon Jelawat just hit Tokyo on Monday, and now this. (again)
    Let US ask our religious leaders why J apan. Many preachers claim Haitis EQs were God's vengeance upon a wicked peoples, which is rediculous. EQs don't care who they kill whereas surely God does. That God causes EQs is even laughable.
    Obviously, moral majority leaders like Pat Robertson (one of the TV preachers who claimed God targeted Haiti) wouldn't know God if He walked up and said "howdy" to them. 🙂

    October 1, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    Yep @dazzle. And do you not raise your eyebrows when ONLY the price of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel goes up during an "event"? Only about 5% of our crude is refined into gasoline.
    Why don't other products made of refined petroleum rise sharply the day after an oil related catastrophe?

    October 1, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dazzle ©

    Philip, I do more than raise my eyebrows at that. Since I've given up anything that comes in plastic, I am still stunned by the prices in the grocery stores. When the reports come in that consumer spending is up they fail to mention that it is mostly due to the price of gas. I'm seriously thinking of riding my bike more to do errands and not just for cardio.

    October 1, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    True, that. (increased consumer spending=the price of gas spiked)
    And, me too. 🙂 I oftentimes take the city bus these days, and more often obe of my bikes. My Trek 3700 was stolen off my front porch a couple of weeks ago, though. (shrug) And I've always been an avid walker.
    Pharmaceuticals are also made from petroleum yet do not sharply go-up in price after an oil disaster. An article in todays paper noted the regular price of meds...a box of pills that cost your pharmacy a dollar costs you 35-40 dollars. What "disaster" caused this constant price spike? he he

    October 1, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. dazzle ©

    @Kenny Rogers, you KR'ed all of us. I thought they would have thrown you off by now you troller.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. dazzle ©

    @Kenny Rogers, jacked me again.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. dazzle ©

    @Kenny Rogers, I did but talk about a photographic memory Chanel Allure eau de parfum. Yes perhaps I will move there.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dazzle ©

    @banasy, that abortion should be retroactive.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Kenny Rogers

    I like watching Fox News. I have the hots for Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity. and Bill O'Reilly. My special favorite is Glenn Beck, he's so cute.

    October 1, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. littlemister(R-Ohio) "Conservative Territory"

    Kenny, why did you do that? I am going to get blamed and thrown out of the blogging community. You should have used jay jay in blue.

    October 1, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    Video surveillance says thay was you taking your canine family for a ride.
    You look good for a 102 year old woman, Kennym

    October 1, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
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