April 23, 2017

Powerful Earthquake Shakes Japan – Magnitude 7.0

The USGS is reporting that a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Japan in the Izu Islands region at Sunday, January 01, 2012 at 05:27:54 UTC at the exact coordinates of 31.416°N, 138.155°E. This is the first significant earthquake in 2012.


The source location that this earthquake was recorded and detected at is the NOAA West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska.

No Damage Reported

No major damage has been reported, and no tsunami warning has yet been issued.

Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake Hits Japan in Izu Islands Region

Map of the Earthquake Location


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Tsunami Warning

While no tsunami warning has been issued, you can visit the NOAA West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center website for updates.

You can read the USGS report for this earthquake here.

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