Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits off northeastern Japan coast still recovering from tsunami
By Associated Press, Updated: Saturday, July 9, 7:22 PM
TOKYO — A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 has hit off the northeast Japan coast, prompting a tsunami warning.
The quake hit at 9:57 local time (0057 GMT) and a warning of a possible tsunami was issued for most of the northeastern coastline. The epicenter of the quake was in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan’s main island, Honshu.
Japan’s northeast coastline was devastasted by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11 that left nearly 23,000 dead or missing and touched off a nuclear crisis at a badly damaged facility in Fukushima.
Magnitude 7.0 - OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
2011 July 10 00:57:12 UTC
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 00:57:12 UTC
Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 10:57:12 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 38.040°N, 143.287°E
Depth 34.9 km (21.7 miles)
Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances 212 km (131 miles) E of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
239 km (148 miles) ENE of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
250 km (155 miles) E of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
409 km (254 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan