Moderate shallow M 4.8 earthquake rattles the greater Tokyo area

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Earthquake Report comment :
A moderate shallow earthquake struck the greater Tokyo area in the Japanese night.
Although it will probably not be dangerous, a lot of people woke up by the light shaking.
If the preliminary location will be confirmed, the epicenter lies in the immediate vicinity of Narita International airport.
16 minutes earlier another moderate earthquake of M 4.7 , but much deeper in the mantle of the earth, shook another part of Honchu

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 4.8
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 05:31:53 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 35 km
Geo-location(s) :
60 km (40 miles) E of TOKYO, Japan
70 km (45 miles) S of Mito, Honshu, Japan

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS historic earthquakes map

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