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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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