M 6.0 earthquake near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

M 6.0 earthquake near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

USGS reported magnitude 6.0 earthquake with depth of 10 km at 06:21 (UTC, Feb. 14, 2012) near the east coast of Honshu, Japan. Epicenter was 70 km of the coast, 165 km of Tokyo, 136 km of Fukushima nuclear plant. Earthquake-report.com calls it moderately dangerous earthquake. No tsunami warning was issued. EMSC reported this as 5.6 magnitude earthquake.  Three hours earlier, at 03:27 (UTC), the same region was hit by M5.4 earthquake with depth of 9.3 km.

Magnitude6.0
Date-Time
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 06:21:58 UTC
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 03:21:58 PM at epicenter
Location36.154°N, 141.494°E
Depth10 km (6.2 miles)
RegionNEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances93 km (57 miles) ESE of Mito, Honshu, Japan
113 km (70 miles) SSE of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
151 km (93 miles) ESE of Utsunomiya, Honshu, Japan
165 km (102 miles) ENE of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 14.1 km (8.8 miles); depth +/- 2.8 km (1.7 miles)
ParametersNST=298, Nph=300, Dmin=298.3 km, Rmss=0.97 sec, Gp=101°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Historic seismicity map (2012)




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