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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

    © Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum – GFZ

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    Powerful Earthquake Strikes Near Izu Islands, Japan

    Posted by feww on August 9, 2009

    Magnitude 7.1 Quake Occurs Near Izu Islands, Japan Region

    A powerful earthquake measuring 7.1Mw occurred about 165km W of Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands, Japan, USGS reported, striking at a depth of 303.1km at 10:55:56 UTC.

    Japan’s Meteorological agency said there was NO tsunami threat caused by this earthquake.

    According to Reuters News Agency, quoting the national broadcaster, NHK, some high-speed train services were briefly suspended, while the tracks were checked, but no damage was reported.

    This event raises the probability of FEWW forecast for Tokyo region to about 0.9 (86%).

    Earthquake details:

    • Magnitude: 7.1
    • Date-Time
      • Sunday, August 09, 2009 at 10:55:56 UTC
      • Sunday, August 09, 2009 at 07:55:56 PM at epicenter
    • Location: 33.144°N, 138.040°E
    • Depth: 303.1 km (188.3 miles)
    • Distances
      • 165 km (100 miles) W of Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands, Japan
      • 175 km (110 miles) S of Hamamatsu, Honshu, Japan
      • 205 km (130 miles) S of Shizuoka, Honshu, Japan
      • 320 km (200 miles) SSW of TOKYO, Japan
    • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 5 km (3.1 miles); depth +/- 8.9 km (5.5 miles)
    • Parameters: NST=201, Nph=201, Dmin=668.8 km, Rmss=0.85 sec, Gp= 29°, M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
    • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    • Event ID: us2009kcaz

    10-degree Map Centered at 35°N,140°E

    us2009kcaz izu
    Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS

    Earthquake Location. [USGS.]

    us2009jyab eq-loc
    Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green.

    For additional location maps click here.

    Historic Seismicity [Source: USGS]

    us2009kcaz izu HisSeis
    Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green

    Seismic Hazard Map [Source: USGS]
    us2009kcaz-izu SeisHaz

    Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green

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