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Strong Earthquake Rattles Hokkaido, N. Honshu, Japan

Posted by feww on January 14, 2016

M6.7 strikes SE of Sapporo, sends tremors as far as Tokyo Bay

Centered at 41.952°N, 142.720°E the quake struck at depth of 51.4 km (31.9 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

The tremors were reportedly felt as far as the Tokyo Bay area, about 750km to the SSW of the epicenter, according to FIRE-EARTH Science Team.

Tsunami Evaluation

This event did not generate a destructive tsunami.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.7Mw
Location: 41.952°N 142.720°E (150km SE of Sapporo, Japan)
Depth: 51.4 km
Time: 2016-01-14 at 03:25:34 UTC

Nearby Cities:

  • 51km (32mi) SE of Shizunai, Japan
  • 114km (71mi) SSW of Obihiro
  • 119km (74mi) SE of Tomakomai
  • 122km (76mi) SSW of Otofuke
  • 743km (462mi) NNE of Tokyo

On January 11 (UTC), another significant earthquake struck the Hokkaido region.

  • M6.2 centered at 44.465°N 141.076°E depth=239.9 km (149.0 mi) about 74km NW of Rumoi, Japan [2016-01-11 17:08:03 (UTC)]


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