That is pretty deep....up the thread it was reported as much closer to the surface.
Hi Ernest! Wish I had seen you earlier, would have pinged to my post below.
Unfortunately this is a major quake and is also a shallow quake at 35 miles deep (56.8 KM).
from USGS Measuring Earthquakes - 56.8 KM or 35 miles deep is considered a shallow quake
- Four deaths have been reported.
- Japan's Meterological Agency reports that there is no current threat of a tsunami in Japan related to this quake.