Strong and shallow earthquake magnitude 6.0 struck near the east coast of Honshu on April 13, 2012 at 10:10:02 UTC according to USGS. JMA is reporting magnitude 5.9. In either case this is strong earthquake only 42 km (26 miles) off the Fukushima nuclear power plant, and 86 km (53 miles) off the Tokai nuclear plant.
Epicenter was located 39 km (24 miles) E of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan (36.998°N, 141.325°E). Recorded depth was 13.6 km (8.5 miles) by USGS. JMA recorded depth of 20km (12.4 miles).
|Depth||13.6 km (8.5 miles)|
|Region||NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN|
|Distances||39 km (24 miles) E of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
94 km (58 miles) ESE of Koriyama, Honshu, Japan
102 km (63 miles) NE of Mito, Honshu, Japan
202 km (125 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 12.9 km (8.0 miles); depth +/- 6.1 km (3.8 miles)|
|Parameters||NST=372, Nph=373, Dmin=283.9 km, Rmss=1.02 sec, Gp= 40°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=A
Featured image: Google Earth + USGS
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