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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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Izu-hanto Japan hit by another quake

Posted by feww on December 18, 2009

Shallow earthquake measuring 5.3Mw strikes 75 km (45 miles) E of Shizuoka, Honshu, Japan

The quake was the latest event in a swarm of earthquake that have struck the area since Thursday.

The latest event was located at 35.0N, 139.1E, and occurred at 08:45 JST on 18 Dec 2009, and at a “very shallow” depth, JMA said.

See earlier post for background info: Large Swarm of Quakes Strike Near Honshu, Japan

FEWW Comment: More intense seismic activity may occur in the region. Other geophysical events including seismic, volcanic activity and submarine eruptions may be occurring. The geophysical events in the region could herald a change to the map of Japan.


Above Left: USGS/EHP map of the latest quake measuring 5.3 Mw which struck at a very shallow depth near South Coast of Honshu, Japan.

Above Right: JMA map of the same quake in Izu-hanto Toho-oki. [JMA map may be subject to copyright.]

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