6.2 Earthquake Strikes Off Japan No immediate reports of damage By Mary Papenfuss, Newser User Posted Oct 2, 2012 3:59 AM CDT Updated Oct 2, 2012 4:12 AM CDT 5 comments Comments A 6.2 earthquake hit Japan this morning. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck early today off the eastern coast of Japan. The tremor, which rumbled 5.6 miles deep, was located 60 miles from Miyako, reports CNN. The quake struck just a year and a half after a massive 9.0 quake triggered a huge tsunami off Japan, causing thousands of deaths and a nuclear crisis. There were no immediate reports of deaths or damage today, reports CNN.