Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the east coast of Honshu, series of strong aftershocks followed

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Strong and shallow earthquake with magnitude 6.0 struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 07:19 UTC. Epicenter was located 179 km (111 miles) E of Morioka, Honshu, Japan (39.597°N, 143.242°E). USGS recorded depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). JMA recorded magnitude 6.2 with depth of 10 km.

The region is 164 km (102 miles) from March 11, 2011 earthquake.

Recorded aftershocks by 08:41 UTC:

 5.0   2012/05/20 08:41:45   39.641   143.091 10.0  OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
 5.1   2012/05/20 08:40:40   39.554   143.208 10.0  OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
 5.3   2012/05/20 08:20:58   39.641   143.167 10.0  OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

 

Magnitude 6.0
Date-Time
  • Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 07:19:55 UTC
  • Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 05:19:55 PM at epicenter
Location 39.597°N, 143.242°E
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles)
Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances 179 km (111 miles) E of Morioka, Honshu, Japan
181 km (112 miles) SE of Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
251 km (155 miles) ESE of Aomori, Honshu, Japan
532 km (330 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.9 km (9.3 miles); depth +/- 4.1 km (2.5 miles)
Parameters NST=407, Nph=407, Dmin=269.4 km, Rmss=0.84 sec, Gp= 32°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usb0009tnt

Featured image: Google Earth + USGS

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