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Strong Quake Strikes Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan

Posted by feww on March 14, 2012

6.9Mw earthquake strikes 235km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan

Tsunami WARNING:

Tsunami waves of up to 20cm high reported earlier; all tsunami warnings have since been cancelled.

Magnitude: 6.9Mw
Region: Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan
Time: 2012-03-14 09:08:35.6 UTC
Epicenter: 144.96°E 40.98°N
Depth: 10 km
Status: Confirmed by a Seismologist
Source: GEOFON Extended Virtual Network (GEVN)


EARTHQUAKE Map. Source: GEOFON

NOTE: Quake magnitude reported as 6.8Mw by USGS


EARTHQUAKE Map. Source USGS

Distances (USGS)

  • 235 km (146 miles) S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan
  • 265 km (164 miles) SSE of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan
  • 293 km (182 miles) E of Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
  • 734 km (456 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan

Aftershocks [UPDATED at 12:10 UTC ]

1. M6.1 centered 40.799°N, 144.770°E, Depth 9.5 km (5.9 miles); Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 10:49:24 UTC

2. M5.7 centered 40.764°N, 144.830°E,  Depth 21.8 km (13.5 miles); Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 10:57:41 UTC

3. M 5.4 centered  40.957°N, 144.793°E, Depth 22.2 km (13.8 miles); Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 11:40:19 UTC

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2 Responses to “Strong Quake Strikes Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan”

  1. Hope the Tsunami doesn’t come, 20cm could become 2m depending on what ridges lie at the ocean floor! If that ripple hits one the wave will grow!

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