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Strong Earthquake Strikes ENE of Naha, Okinawa

Posted by feww on July 26, 2017


M5.9 Quake Strikes 262km ENE of Naha

Magnitude: 5.9mww [USGS]
Location: 26.920°N 130.190°E
Depth: 10.0 km

  • 174km SSE of Naze, Japan
  • 262km ENE of Naha

Time: 10:32:57 UTC 2017-07-26

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Strong Earthquake Strikes ENE of Taipei, Taiwan

Posted by feww on May 31, 2016

M7.2 Earthquake Strikes 73km ENE of Keelung City, Taiwan: CWB Earthquake Report

The quake was felt as far away as the coast of mainland China, about 400km away, according to several reports.

Centered at 25.572°N, 122.516°E the quake struck at a depth of 242.9km, reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.1Mw [Downgraded from M6.4, and subject to further changes due to unresolved procedural issues at USGS/EHP]
Location: 25.572°N, 122.516°E; depth of 242.9km
Time: 2016-05-31 05:23:47 (UTC)

  • 92.0 km (57.2 mi) ENE of Keelung, Taiwan
  • 114.0 km (70.8 mi) ENE of Taipei, Taiwan
  • 118.0 km (73.3 mi) NE of Yilan, Taiwan
  • 122.0 km (75.8 mi) ENE of Banqiao, Taiwan
  • 925.0 km (574.8 mi) ENE of Hong Kong

Other Significant Seismicity

Earthquake strikes 230km SSW of Naha, Japan
Magnitude: 5.2Mw
Location: 24.448°N, 126.469°E  – 126km ESE of Hirara, Japan
Depth: 10.0km
Time: 2016-05-30 09:47:47 UTC

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FRANCISCO to Bring More Rain to Sodden Coastal Japan

Posted by feww on October 23, 2013

Typhoon FRANCISCO to Swipe Japan’s Pacific Coast

FRANCISCO, the 27th Typhoon of 2013, would likely follow a somewhat similar path to typhoon WIPHA, which dumped more than 800 millimeter of rain over Izu Ōshima Island in 24 hours, as it swiped Tokyo region.

WIPHA unleashed massive landslides on the volcanic Island, killing dozens of people (29 confirmed dead , 16 others missing presumed dead), destroying or damaging hundreds of homes and forcing thousands to evacuate last Wednesday.

FIRE-EARTH Models show FRANCISCO making landfall with probability of about 55 percent, as of 03:00UTC on October 23, 2013.

francisco 23oct13
Typhoon FRANCISCO moves closer to southern Japan, watched by Super Typhoon LEKIMA. VISIBLE/INFRARED satellite image (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement) recorded at 01:30UTC on October 23, 2013. Original image sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.


  • Time: 03:00UTC – October 23, 2013
  • Movement: NW (305 degrees) at 15km/hr
  • Position: Near 24.3ºN, 131.1ºE
  • Location: About 270km Southeast (118 degrees) of Naha, Okinawa, Japan
  • Max Sustained Winds: 140km/hr
  • Max Wind Gusts: 215km/hr
  • Significant Wave Height:   10m
  • Source: FIRE-EARTH and others

typhoons projected pathes
Projected paths of Typhoon FRANCISCO and Super Typhoon LEKIMA as of 01:30UTC on October 23, 2013. Original images sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC. Enhanced by FIRE-EARTH

Typhoon Stats for NW Pacific

  • The 60 year average (1951-2010) No of Typhoons: 20.9
  • No of typhoons so far this year: 28
  • Percent Increase: 34 [Calculated by FIRE-EARTH blog]

typhoon list 2013

Related News

Nansei Sekiyu KK, a Japanese refiner owned by Petrobras, has shut down marine operations at its 100,000 barrels-per-day refinery in Okinawa, due to typhoon FRANCISCO, said a report.

More details to follow…

Related Links

Links to Typhoon WIPHA

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8th Strong Quake Strikes Ryukyu Islands, Japan

Posted by feww on February 7, 2010

Eighth Strong Earthquake Measuring 6.6Mw Strikes Japan Region


Referring to an earlier forecast, FEWW Moderators believe an additional series of 5 – 6 quakes measuring ≥ 6.0 Mw could strike Japan region in the coming weeks.

FEWW Moderators had previously anticipated more powerful earthquakes in the region, including as many as 10 additional magnitude 6+ quakes to strike the region in the coming weeks.

Earthquake Information Issued by JMA at 15:15 JST 07 Feb 2010

Occurred at (JST)





Region Name

15:10 JST 07 Feb 2010





Ishigakijima Kinkai

Approximate distances (USGS)

  • 115 km (70 miles) SSW of Ishigaki-jima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan
  • 225 km (140 miles) ESE of Hua-lien, Taiwan
  • 225 km (140 miles) ESE of Su-ao, Taiwan
  • 2055 km (1280 miles) SW of TOKYO, Japan

Note: USGS/EHP has again downgraded the quake by 0.2 order of magnitude to 6.4Mw

Tsunami Forecast/Watch

JMA Issued a Tsunami Forecast at 15:13 JST 07 Feb 2010 for MIYAKOJIMA and YAEYAMA areas saying that tsunami height was expected to be about 0.5 meters.
However, the tsunami watch was later canceled. JMA said: “No tsunami damage at some of the other coasts though there may be slight sea level changes.:

Fire-Earth anticipates intense seismic activity and volcanic unrest/activity in the Japan Region throughout 2010 and beyond.

10-degree Map Centered at 25°N,125°E

Earthquake Location Map.
Source: USGS/EHP. Map enhanced by FEWW.

Political Map of Japan.

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