Very strong coastal earthquake struck near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

Very strong coastal earthquake struck near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

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.



Magnitude6.0
Date-Time
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 11:00:43 UTC
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 08:00:43 PM at epicenter
Location39.866°N, 142.116°E
Depth10 km (6.2 miles)
RegionNEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances85 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 Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 14.6 km (9.1 miles); depth +/- 2.6 km (1.6 miles)
ParametersNST=592, Nph=597, Dmin=254.9 km, Rmss=0.73 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=B
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusc0008qvj
 
Featured image: Google Earth + USGS

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