Japan: update: Now 6 earthquakes with magnitude 5.2 or greater have hit near Japan’s Honshu region

5 earthquakes near Honshu, Japan in just hoursJapan seems to be suffering from a strong string of earthquakes in the region today.  No tsunami alerts have been issued as far as we can tell but the thought of 5 earthquakes over 5.2 is somewhat amazing for such a short period of time in such an specific location.

UPDATE: Another earthquake has hit the same area.  that makes 6 in less than half a day

Magnitude  5.6   2011/09/16 21:36:36    40.122    143.331  17.6   OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Magnitude  6.2   2011/09/16 21:08:06    40.221    143.050  20.2   OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Magnitude  5.5   2011/09/16 20:11:15    40.305    143.180  19.0   OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Magnitude  5.2   2011/09/16 19:39:46    40.403    142.034  10.4   NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Magnitude  6.6   2011/09/16 19:26:42    40.288    142.727  36.3   NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN