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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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JAPAN M8.9 MEGA QUAKE UPDATE

Posted by feww on March 11, 2011

A 10-m wall of tsunami traveling across Japan is sweeping everything in its path

MEGA QUAKE 8.9Mw STRIKES OFF NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

MEGA QUAKE and TSUNAMI HAVE CAUSED TREMENDOUS DAMAGE in JAPAN’S COASTAL AREAS

  • Large number of people in Myiagi prefecture are reported as missing.

6 MAJOR AFTERSHOCKS REPORTED BY USGS/EHP


TSUNAMI UPDATE

The Pacific Tsunami Center Warning Center has extended the tsunami warning to the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, the Pacific coast of Russia and Hawaii,  Australia, New Zealand, and the entire coast of Central and South America.

Tsunami Warning/Advisory for Japan Region

Issued at 16:08 JST 11 Mar 2011

******************Headline******************
Major Tsunami and Tsunami have been issued.
JAPAN SEA COAST OF AOMORI PREF.
UCHIBO AREA, CHIBA PREF.
OGASAWARA ISLANDS
SAGAMI BAY AND MIURA PENINSULA
SHIZUOKA PREF.
WAKAYAMA PREF.
TOKUSHIMA PREF.
SETONAIKAI COAST OF OITA PREF.
WESTERN PART OF KAGOSHIMA PREF.
Tsunami attentions are in effect at some of the other coasts now.


Tsunami Advisory
<Tsunami Advisory>
AKITA PREF.
*YAMAGATA PREF.
NIIGATA PREF.,EXCEPT SADOGASHIMA ISLAND
SADOGASHIMA ISLAND
TOYAMA PREF.
NOTO AREA, ISHIKAWA PREF.
HIROSHIMA PREF.
SETONAIKAI COAST OF YAMAGUCHI PREF.

Changed;
Tsunami Advisory –> Tsunami Warning

SETONAIKAI COAST OF OITA PREF.
WESTERN PART OF KAGOSHIMA PREF.
Evacuate from the seashore immediately to the safe places near the above coasts.

Tsunami Warning –> Tsunami Warning

JAPAN SEA COAST OF AOMORI PREF.
UCHIBO AREA, CHIBA PREF.
OGASAWARA ISLANDS
SAGAMI BAY AND MIURA PENINSULA
SHIZUOKA PREF.
WAKAYAMA PREF.
TOKUSHIMA PREF.

At the following coasts (* marks) tsunamis are
expected to arrive right away.
YAMAGATA PREF.

*******Tsunami forecast now in effect********
<Major Tsunami>
IWATE PREF.
MIYAGI PREF.
FUKUSHIMA PREF.
CENTRAL PART OF PACIFIC COAST OF HOKKAIDO
PACIFIC COAST OF AOMORI PREF.
IBARAKI PREF.
KUJUKURI AND SOTOBO AREA, CHIBA PREF.
IZU ISLANDS
EASTERN PART OF PACIFIC COAST OF HOKKAIDO
WESTERN PART OF PACIFIC COAST OF HOKKAIDO
JAPAN SEA COAST OF AOMORI PREF.
UCHIBO AREA, CHIBA PREF.
OGASAWARA ISLANDS

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6th Strong Quake Strikes Near Ryukyu Isles, Japan

Posted by feww on September 29, 2009

6 to 8 more EQs may yet strike region

Magnitude 5.9 quake strikes near Ryukyu Islands, close to Iwo-Tori-Shima Volcano

Strong earthquake measuring 5.9 Mw struck near Ryukyu Islands, Japan region, at a depth of 10 km on September 28, 2009 at about 19:23 UTC, USGS EHP reported.

The quake struck about 200 km (125 miles) north of Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Japan Meteorological Agency reported an aftershock measuring 4.3 Mw at 07:48 local time (22:48 UTC). JMA issued NO tsunami warning after the mainshock.

This quake was in line with FEWW forecast made on August 17, 2009.

10-degree Map Centered at 30°N,130°E

Magnitude 5.9 - RYUKYU ISLANDS 28 sep 2009
Earthquake Location Map. Source of the original map: USGS. Map enhanced by FEWW.

Earthquake Details:

  • Magnitude: 5.9
  • Date-Time: Monday, September 28, 2009 at 19:22:57 UTC  [Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 04:22:57 AM at epicenter]
  • Location: 27.943°N, 127.867°E
  • Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
  • Region: RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
  • Distances:
    • 200 km (125 miles) N of Naha, Okinawa, Japan
    • 480 km (300 miles) SSW of Kagoshima, Kyushu, Japan
    • 535 km (335 miles) NE of Ishigaki-jima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan
    • 1410 km (880 miles) SW of TOKYO, Japan
  • Location Uncertainty:  horizontal +/- 7.1 km (4.4 miles)
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID:  us2009mcbr

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Another Busy Day for Earthquakes

Posted by feww on September 8, 2009

Magnitude 6.2 Strikes South of Java, Indonesia

10-degree Map Centered at 10°S,110°E

South of Java  Indonesia - USGS map
EQ Location Map. USGS Map.

Earthquake Details

GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin
Region: South of Java, Indonesia
Time: 2009-09-07 16:12:22.0 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Epicenter: 110.59°E 10.34°S
Depth: 20 km
Status: manually revised

South of Java  Indonesia
© Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum – GFZ

The earthquake occurred close to a site forecast by FEWW as epicenter of a major 2009 earthquake measuring  ≥ 8.4 Mw. [See location map above.]

Meanwhile …

Magnitude 5.0  EQ struck  Hokkaido,  Japan Region

The quake struck onshore close to the south coast of Hokkaido on September 07, 2009 at 16:24 UTC. The earthquake was the second of the same size to strike the area in 5 days.

10-degree Map Centered at 40°N,145°E
Hokkaido
EQ Location Map. Source: USGS

EQ Details:

  • Magnitude: 5.0
  • Date-Time:  Monday, September 07, 2009 at 16:24:27 UTC [Tuesday, September 08, 2009 at 01:24:27 AM at epicenter]
  • Location: 42.167°N, 142.824°E
  • Depth: 71 km (44.1 miles)
  • Region:  HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
  • Distances:
    • 155 km (100 miles) SW of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan
    • 160 km (100 miles) SE of Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
    • 770 km (480 miles) NNE of TOKYO, Japan
    • 7095 km (4400 miles) NE of MOSCOW, Russia
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2009lgbc

JAPAN  EARTHQUAKE  UPDATE:

At 10:03 JST on   Sep 08, 2009  a  magnitude   3.9    quake struck  Chiba-ken Hokuseibu region centered at  35.8N,  140.1E and at a depth of  50km, JMA reported. [For background information and FEWW forecast see:  Earthquake Forecast: Tokyo, Japan]

Soon after, Sicily was struck …

Magnitude 5.0 EQ Strikes Sicily, Italy

The quake struck on Monday, September 07, 2009 at 21:26 UTC.

10-degree Map Centered at 40°N,15°E
sicily
EQ Location Map. Source: USGS

Earthquake Details

  • Location: 38.652°N, 14.074°E
  • Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles)
  • Region:  SICILY, ITALY
  • Distances:
    • 85 km (50 miles) NE of Palermo, Sicily, Italy
    • 140 km (85 miles) WNW of Messina, Sicily, Italy
    • 155 km (95 miles) NW of Catania, Sicily, Italy
    • 385 km (240 miles) SSE of ROME, Italy
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2009lgbr

See also: FEWW forecast: Earthquake Forecast: Southern Italy, Sicily

An hour or so later …

Magnitude 6.2 Strikes  Georgia (SAK’ART’VELO)

The strong mainshock was followed by a magnitude 5.0 aftershock about 8 minutes later.

10-degree Map Centered at 45°N,45°E
Georgia
EQ Location Map. Source: USGS

EQ Details (mainshock)

  • Magnitude: 6.2
  • Date-Time: Monday, September 07, 2009 at 22:41:37 UTC [Tuesday, September 08, 2009 at 03:41:37 AM at epicenter]
  • Location: 42.712°N, 43.483°E
  • Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
  • Region: GEORGIA (SAK’ART’VELO)
  • Distances:
    • 80 km (50 miles) NE of K’ut’aisi, Georgia
    • 105 km (65 miles) WSW of Vladikavkaz, Russia
    • 135 km (85 miles) E of Zugdidi, Georgia
    • 155 km (95 miles) NW of TBILISI, Georgia
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2009lgbw

The two events were similar to a pair of quakes, measuring 5.9 and 5.3, that struck  eastern Chechnya at a depth of 10km, about 240km to the NE, on October 11, 2008.

The Chechnya quakes killed more than a dozen people and injured up to 150 others.

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Earthquake Forecast 2009

Posted by feww on December 18, 2008

Earthquake Forecast 2009 – country in focus: Japan

eq-2009-forecast-japan
2009 Earthquake Forecast by FEWW / CASF –
Release Date: December 18, 2008. [All data are subject to updates and changes.]

Historic Japan earthquakes: 2008 [as of  December 18, 2008]

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[Earthquakes of magnitude 6.5 or greater or ones that caused fatalities, injuries or substantial damage. Source: Data Compiled by Pamela J. Benfield and NEIC Operations Staff.]

Historic japan earthquake: 2007

earthquakes-map-2008

Earthquake Density Map of Japan [USGS]

Seismicity Map

Credit: USGS

Seismic Hazard Map of Japan

Credit: USGS

Notable Earthquakes in Japan [USGS]

earthquakes
Source: USGS

no-of-eq-worldwide

no-of-eq-worldwide-1990s
Source: USGS

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