Magnitude 6.0 shallow earthquake struck near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 11:00:43 UTC on March 27, 2012 according to USGS. The epicenter was located 85 km (52 miles) ENE of Morioka, Honshu, Japan (39.866°N, 142.116°E). The recorded depth of epicenter was at 10 km (6.2 miles).
No tsunami warning was issued.
The epicenter was 157 km (97 miles) SE of Aomori, Honshu, Japan and 509 km (316 miles) NNE of TOKYO, Japan
JMA Japan reports a Magnitude of 6.4 at a depth of 10 km. The mainshock was followed 2 minutes later by a moderate M 5.1 aftershock.
|Depth||10 km (6.2 miles)|
|Region||NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN|
|Distances||85 km (52 miles) ENE of Morioka, Honshu, Japan
90 km (55 miles) SE of Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
157 km (97 miles) SE of Aomori, Honshu, Japan
509 km (316 miles) NNE of TOKYO, Japan
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 14.6 km (9.1 miles); depth +/- 2.6 km (1.6 miles)|
|Parameters||NST=592, Nph=597, Dmin=254.9 km, Rmss=0.73 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=B
Featured image: Google Earth + USGS
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