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Strong Earthquake Strikes Coastal Iwate, Japan

Posted by feww on September 27, 2017


M6.0 Earthquake Strikes ESE of Hachinohe, Japan

The earthquake was felt throughout the island of Honshu, and southern parts of Hokkaido, according to local monitoring stations.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.0 mww [Japan weather office]
Location: 40.3N, 142.5E [about 75km ESE of Hachinohe]
Depth: 30 km
Region: Offshore, Iwate Pref.
Time: 2017-09-26 20:22:11 UTC

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Strong Quake Strikes Japan Coast

Posted by feww on October 11, 2014


M6.3 quake occurs ENE of Hachinohe, Japan

Centered at 40.986°N, 143.216°E the quake struck at a depth of 13.5km (8.4mi), said USGS/EHP.

EQ Details [USGS/EHP]

Magnitude: 6.3Mw
Event Time: 2014-10-11 02:35:46 UTC
Location: 40.986°N 143.216°E depth=13.5km (8.4mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 154km (96mi) ENE of Hachinohe, Japan
  • 160km (99mi) ENE of Misawa, Japan
  • 165km (103mi) SSE of Shizunai, Japan
  • 171km (106mi) E of Mutsu, Japan
  • 663km (412mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for Japan

FIRE-EARTH Science Team has suspended its research on Japan seismicity due to the resurgence of militarism in that country as well as other reasons that have been stated previously.

Other Significant Seismicity

M4.3 shock occurs near Cushing, Oklahoma

Centered at 35.964°N, 96.773°W the quake struck at a depth of about 4.3km (2.7mi), about 2km (1mi) SSW of Cushing, Oklahoma, said USGS/EHP.

EQ Details [USGS/EHP]

Event Time: 2014-10-10 13:51:21 UTC
Location: 35.964°N 96.773°W depth=4.3km (2.7mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 2km (1mi) SSW of Cushing, Oklahoma
  • 30km (19mi) ESE of Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • 59km (37mi) W of Sapulpa, Oklahoma
  • 59km (37mi) E of Guthrie, Oklahoma
  • 86km (53mi) NE of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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M6.7 Quake Strikes Near Honshu Coast, Japan

Posted by feww on June 22, 2011

Strong Earthquake near Morioka rattles the East Coast of Honshu

The quake was epicentered at 39.9N, 142.5E about 100 km (62 miles) ENE of Morioka, Honshu, Japan.

Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant

The earthquake struck about 175 km NNE of Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant.

Map of Japan’s Nuclear Power Plants. Click image to enlarge

Earthquake Bulletin Report

Issued by Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) at 06:56 JST 23 Jun 2011

Magnitude: 6.7Mw
Occurred at (JST): 06:51 JST 23 Jun 2011
Epicenter:  39.9N, 142.5E
Depth: 20km
Region: Iwate-ken Oki

Approximate Distances [USGS-EHP]

  • 86 km (53 miles) SE (132°) from Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
  • 99 km (62 miles) ENE (73°) from Morioka, Honshu, Japan
  • 161 km (100 miles) SE (126°) from Aomori, Honshu, Japan
  • 527 km (328 miles) NNE (24°) from TOKYO, Japan

Tsunami Threat

An initial tsunami advisory issued by JMA was lifted shortly afterwards.

Japan Earthquake Tsunami Map. Click image to enlarge.

EQ Shakemap. Source: USGS

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M6.5 Strikes East Coast of Honshu, Japan

Posted by feww on July 5, 2010

Strong Earthquake Measuring 6.5Mw Strikes Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan

The quake epicenter was located near 39.6N,142.7E about 120 km (75 miles) east of Morioka, Honshu, Japan.

Tsunami Status:

Japan Meteorological Agency said ther was no danger of a destructive tsunami.

Quake Damage:

The tremor was felt as far away as in Tokyo, some 510km from the epicenter. There was no report of damage or injuries, as of posting.

Quake Details according to GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin

  • Region: Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan
  • Time: 2010-07-04 21:55:53.5 UTC
  • Magnitude: 6.5Mw
  • Epicenter: 142.54°E 39.66°N
  • Depth: 37 km

Quake Details according to Japan Meteorological Agency

  • Occurred at: 06:56 JST (Sunday, July 04, 2010 at 21:56 UTC)
  • Location: 39.6N, 142.7E
  • Depth: 30km
  • Magnitude:  6.3Mw
  • Region Name:  Iwate-ken Oki

Quake Details according to USGS/EHP

  • Magnitude:  6.4
  • Date-Time:  Sunday, July 04, 2010 at 21:55:51 UTC
  • Location: 39.705°N, 142.523°E
  • Depth: 23.7 km (14.7 miles)
  • Distances
    • 120 km (75 miles) E of Morioka, Honshu, Japan
    • 125 km (80 miles) SE of Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
    • 195 km (120 miles) SE of Aomori, Honshu, Japan
    • 510 km (315 miles) NNE of TOKYO, Japan
  • Location Uncertainty:  horizontal +/- 14.7 km (9.1 miles); depth +/- 6.8 km (4.2 miles)
  • Event ID us2010yhbp

Fire-Earth Quake Forecast: Global Earthquakes

The Blog Moderators expect more earthquakes, and related disasters, in the 2nd half of 2010 than occurred in the 1st half of this year.

Fire-Earth Quake Forecast: Japan Earthquakes

Japan region could be struck by up to 3 additional strong to large earthquakes by end 2010/early 2011, one of which could be a catastrophic event.

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