Japan Earthquake at 7.3 Magnitude (December 7, 2012)

A strong earthquake struck Japan on Friday afternoon, December 7, 2012. The USGS said the quake was measured at magnitude 7.3 and its epicenter was at 293 kilometers southeast of Kamaishi, Japan.

Reports said the Japan earthquake, with a depth of 36.1 km, occured about 462 kilometers East Northeast of the capital city Tokyo at 4:18 p.m. Philippine Standard Time.

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According to Reuters, Tokyo Electric says no irregularities in radiation levels have been monitored at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Japan issued a tsunami warning, but PHIVOLCS reportedly said there is no tsunami alert in the Philippines following the Japan quake.

Reports over social media said the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre noted that there is no risk of widespread tsunami in the region.