Earthquake shakes Northern Japan

Per Yahoo! Japan, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake shook Northern Japan at 12:30 p.m. local time on Friday.  The epicenter was in Tokachi-oki and the quake was felt strongly in nearby Hokkaido and Sapporo, Japan. Per the map provided by Yahoo, it does not appear Tokyo felt the quake.

@Kuma provided the first tweet on the quake. It was soon followed by these tweets from the affected area:

  1. Kuma
    Kuma (Sapporo, Japan) earthquake
  2. キリン魚
    kirinfish (Sapporo, Japan) earthquake
  3. Sarah
    tdes (Hokkaido, Japan) Earthquake in Hokkaido! Just a bit of shaking … I’m still alive.
  4. Sarah Joy Albrecht
    mrsalbrecht (Goshogawara, Japan) Little earthquake in Aomori prefecture. Neat.
  5. ICHIRO
    ichinald (Japan) 結構揺れたんですね、北海道方面。みなさん大丈夫かな? http://www.jma.go.jp/jp/quake/ (I shook me, towards Hokkaido. Is it safe to you?)
  6. hakujin
    hakujin (Aomori, Japan) I felt it here! RT @mrsalbrechtRT @ActionCentral 6.4-MAG EARTHQUAKE STRIKES HOKKAIDO, JAPAN, SAYS @USGS

@Kuma

told

@BreakingTweets

that there

was “No problems in Sapporo.. just some minor rumbling.”  @nobonne of Sapporo reported feeling “dizzy” after the quake.