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

(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. (Read more Japan stories.)

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