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5th Strong Quake Strikes Japan Region

Posted by feww on August 17, 2009

Magnitude 6.5 Quake Strikes SW Ryukyu Islands, Japan

FEWW anticipates more earthquakes measuring 6+ to strike Japan Region in 2009

Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported an earthquake measuring 6.5 striking Ishigakijima Kinkai area, SW Ryukyu Islands, Japan region at a depth of 10km on  17 Aug 2009 at 19:11 JST ( 10:11UTC).

Details of the earthquake were as follows:

Earthquake Information
Occurred at: 19:11 JST 17 Aug 2009
Region name ISHIGAKIJIMA KINKAI
Latitude: 23.1N
Longitude: 123.7E
Depth: about 10km
Magnitude: 6.5

Tsunami Warning

JMA issued a tsunami advisory/warning for MIYAKOJIMA and YAEYAMA areas cautioning of sea-level rises of about 0.5 meters. However, there were NO reports of damage, it said

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Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). Image may be subject to copyright.

USGS reported the event as measuring 6.4Mw [Event ID: us2009kkay] followed by an aftershock of magnitude 5.5 [Event ID: us2009kkaz.]

10-degree Map Centered at 25°N,125°E

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EQ Location Map. Source: USGS

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4th Powerful Quake Strikes Japan Region

Posted by feww on August 17, 2009

Magnitude 6.8 Quake Strikes Ryukyu Islands, Japan

FEWW Moderators had predicted more powerful earthquakes in the region last week, and now believe as many as 10 additional magnitude 6+ quakes could yet strike the region in coming weeks

Volcanic Activity Forecast

FEWW Moderators also believe there is a strong probability (0.8+) that the submarine Unnamed Volcano located East of Taiwan at 24.00N, 121.83E could erupt in 2009. [See previous comment.]

This Earthquake:
Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported the EQ details as follows

Earthquake Information
Occurred at: 09:06 JST 17 Aug 2009 [00:10UTC]
Region name: ISHIGAKIJIMA KINKAI
Latitude: 23.2N
Longitude: 123.8E
Depth:  about 10km
Magnitude: 6.8

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Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). Image may be subject to copyright.

JMA issued the following tsunami warning:

Tsunami Information NUMBER 2  (High Tide Time and Estimated Tsunami Arrival Time at each place)

Issued at 09:10 JST 17 Aug 2009 [00:10 UTC]

High Tide Time and Estimated Tsunami Arrival Time at each place
Pay attention carefully in case a tsunami comes with a high tide and becomes higher.

Tsunami Forecast Region/ Tsunami Observation Site:
MIYAKOJIMA AND YAEYAMA AREA (*1)

High Tide Time /Estimated Tsunami Arrival Time:

MIYAKOJIMA AND YAEYAMA AREA (*1)
Iriomotejima 18:03 JST 17 Aug (*1)
Yonagunijima Kubura 18:06 JST 17 Aug 09:20 JST 17 Aug
Ishigakijima Ishigaki-ko 18:00 JST 17 Aug 09:30 JST 17 Aug
Miyakojima Hirara 17:55 JST 17 Aug 09:50 JST 17 Aug

[*1 mark: It is estimated that a tsunami has already arrived there.]

Tsunami Warning/Advisory

MIYAKOJIMA AND YAEYAMA AREA
No tsunami damage at some of the other coasts though there may be slight sea level changes.

END.

Meanwhile, USGS Earthquake Hazard Program reported the event as measuring 6.7Mw.

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Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS

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