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.
|Depth||10 km (6.2 miles)|
|Region||NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN|
|Distances||93 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 Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 14.1 km (8.8 miles); depth +/- 2.8 km (1.7 miles)|
|Parameters||NST=298, Nph=300, Dmin=298.3 km, Rmss=0.97 sec, Gp=101°,|
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
Historic seismicity map (2012)
Featured image: Google Earth + Real time earthquakes (USGS)
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