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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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