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|
|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
Featured image: Google Earth + USGS
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