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M6.2 Quake Strikes Izu Islands, Japan Region

Posted by feww on May 3, 2010

More Shocks Could Strike Japan Region

Strong Earthquake Measuring up to 6.2Mw Strikes Izu Islands, Japan Region

The quake, centered at 29.8N, 141.6E,  struck Torishima Kinkai region at a depth of about 50km on Monday, 03 May 2010 19:28 JST (10:28UTC), Japan’s Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported.

Tsunami Status

JMA did NOT issue any tsunami warnings, advisory or watch, probably due to the fact that the shock occurred deep below the ocean surface.

Approximate Distances (USGS/EHP)

  • 300 km (190 miles) NNW of Chichi-shima, Bonin Islands, Japan
  • 405 km (250 miles) SSE of Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands, Japan
  • 535 km (335 miles) N of Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Japan
  • 685 km (425 miles) S of TOKYO, Japan

Fire-Earth Forecasts:

    1. More shocks, possibly stronger than this quake, could strike Japan Region as a result of a new wave of seismic activity in the region.

    2. Intense volcanic activity may occur in Japan Region in 2010.

    Fire-Earth’s Earlier Forecasts:

    Earthquake Details According to GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin
    Region: Southeast of Honshu, Japan
    Time: 2010-05-03 10:27:46.7 UTC
    Magnitude: 6.2
    Epicenter: 141.41°E, 29.69°N
    Depth: 107 km
    Status: manually revised

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