A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M5.9 hit Fukushima Prefecture, Japan at 14:56 UTC (23:56 JST) on October 6, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 50 km (31 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.4 at a depth of 60 km (37.3 miles); USGS M5.4 at a depth of 47.4 km (29.4 miles).

According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 28.4 km (17.7 miles) E of Iwaki (population 357 309), 46 km (28.6 miles) SSE of Namie (population 21 866), 52.9 km (32.9 miles) NE of Kitaibaraki (population 50 843), 60.3 km (37.5 miles) NE of Takahagi (population 33 576), and 96.9 km (60.2 miles) SE of Fukushima (population 294 237), Japan.

This is 33 km (20.5 miles) NNW of crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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