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Strong Earthquake Strikes East of Honshu, Japan

Posted by feww on June 13, 2010

Quake Measuring 6.2Mw Strikes East of Japan’s Main Island of Honshu

The 6.2Mw quake was epicentered at 37.4N, 141.8E and struck at a depth 40km off the east coast of Honshu near Fukushima Prefecture, Japan’s Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported.

JMA did not issue a tsunami warning, alert or watch.

Tremors were reportedly felt in the neighboring Tokyo,  Miyagi, Yamagata, Tochigi and Ibaraki prefectures, but there was no report of damage or injury, as of posting.

Two nuclear power plants located in the Fukushima prefecture were operating normally, The Tokyo Electric Power Co. said, media reported.

Fire Earth Model shows that Japan region could be struck by up to 4 additional strong to large earthquakes possibly this year/early next year, one of which could be a catastrophic event.

Earthquake Details: GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin

  • Region: Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan
  • Time: 2010-06-13 03:32:57.7 UTC
  • Magnitude: 6.2
  • Epicenter: 141.75°E 37.47°N
  • Depth: 24 km

Distance [USGS/EHP]

  • 75 km (45 miles) ENE of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
  • 110 km (65 miles) ESE of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
  • 110 km (70 miles) E of Koriyama, Honshu, Japan
  • 255 km (155 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan

Earthquake Location Map. © Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum – GFZ

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Powerful M7.5 Quake Strikes Nicobar Islands, India Region

Posted by feww on June 13, 2010

Powerful Earthquake Measuring at least 7.5Mw Strikes Nicobar Islands, India Region

The earthquake, which was  epicentered at 7.748°N, 91.938°E and at a depth of about 35km, some 155 km (95 miles) W of Mohean, Nicobar Islands, India, occurred on  Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 19:26:50 UTC, USGS/EHP said.

Tsunami Status

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) initially issued a Tsunami Warning for the entire Indian Ocean, but later downgraded the warning to India region only, and later canceled the alert.

“Sea level readings indicate that a significant tsunami was not generated,” PTWC said.

So far no damage has been reported in the Andaman and Nicobar islands regions, however a total blackout was reported the capital, Port Blair, news reports  said.


The mainshock was followed by at least two significant aftershocks, with the larger one  measuring 5.5Mw, as of posting.

The quake occurred about 660km NNW of the 9.2Mw Indian Ocean quake which occurred in December 2004, triggering the deadly Boxing Day Tsunami.

10-degree Map Centered at 10°N,90°E

EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Map enhanced by Fire-Earth.

Earthquake Details:

  • Magnitude: 7.5
  • Date-Tim:
    • Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 19:26:50 UTC
    • Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 01:26:50 AM at epicenter
  • Location: 7.748°N, 91.938°E
  • Depth: 35 km (21.7 miles)
  • Distances:
    • 155 km (95 miles) W of Mohean, Nicobar Islands, India
    • 440 km (275 miles) SSW of Port Blair, Andaman Islands, India
    • 1,155 km (710 miles) SW of BANGKOK, Thailand
    • 2,775 km (1720 miles) SE of NEW DELHI, Delhi, India
  • Location Uncertainty:  horizontal +/- 6.4 km (4.0 miles)
  • Sourc: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID:  us2010xkbv

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Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico – Satellite Images

Posted by feww on June 13, 2010


Mr Carl-Henric Svanberg, How Can You Say NO COMMENT?

ASTER on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this false-color image of the Mississippi Delta and nearby polluted water on June 10, 2010. Vegetation is red and water appears i n shades of white and blue. Source: NASA E/O. Click image to enlarge. Download large image (3 MB, JPEG)

MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image on June 10, 2010. The oil slick appears as shades of gray. Source: NASA E/O. Click image to enlarge. Download large image (3 MB, JPEG)

BP Chairman Carl-Henric [NO COMMENT] Svanberg

Carl-Henric [happy we did it over there, not over here] Svanberg is to meet Barack [action figure] Obama and rest of  the White House Action Comedy Gang. Image: AFP. Image may be subject to copyright.

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