At 9:00 pm last evening a magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan. Although smaller than some of the more recent earthquakes in the region, this one was directly offshore the presently unstable Fukushima Nuclear reactor facility.
The proximity of this along with the much larger tremors recently experienced has the attention of those nervously watching reactor number four.Read details of these concerns here
The depth was recorded as at 55.3 km. The exact time the quake hit at 03:59:29 UTC Friday 25th May 2012. The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) Northeast from Iwaki, Honshu, Japan.