Earthquake Information

December 7, 2012 (08:18:24 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.3 Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan

A powerful earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan on Friday evening local time, rattling buildings in Tokyo and generating a small tsunami. Only minor injuries were reported.

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