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M6.7 Quake Strikes Near Honshu Coast, Japan

Posted by feww on June 22, 2011

Strong Earthquake near Morioka rattles the East Coast of Honshu

The quake was epicentered at 39.9N, 142.5E about 100 km (62 miles) ENE of Morioka, Honshu, Japan.

Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant

The earthquake struck about 175 km NNE of Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant.

Map of Japan’s Nuclear Power Plants. Click image to enlarge

Earthquake Bulletin Report

Issued by Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) at 06:56 JST 23 Jun 2011

Magnitude: 6.7Mw
Occurred at (JST): 06:51 JST 23 Jun 2011
Epicenter:  39.9N, 142.5E
Depth: 20km
Region: Iwate-ken Oki

Approximate Distances [USGS-EHP]

  • 86 km (53 miles) SE (132°) from Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
  • 99 km (62 miles) ENE (73°) from Morioka, Honshu, Japan
  • 161 km (100 miles) SE (126°) from Aomori, Honshu, Japan
  • 527 km (328 miles) NNE (24°) from TOKYO, Japan

Tsunami Threat

An initial tsunami advisory issued by JMA was lifted shortly afterwards.

Japan Earthquake Tsunami Map. Click image to enlarge.

EQ Shakemap. Source: USGS

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