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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 22:48:51 UTC

News Release

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred about 65 km (40 miles) SE of Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands or 325 km (205 miles) S of Tokyo, Japan at 4:48 PM MDT, Aug 12, 2009 (Aug 13 at 7:48 AM local time in Japan). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. No reports of damage or casualties have been received at this time.

Felt (III) at Tachikawa, Tokyo, Yokosuka, Zama and Zushi. Also felt at Atsugi, Fujisawa, Hamamatsu, Hamura, Ichinoseki, Maebashi, Matsudo, Mitaka, Moriguchi, Musashimurayama, Musashino, Sagamihara, Sendai, Suwa, Uenohara, Urayasu and Yamato.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

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