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

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

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  143.09110.0 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
 5.1  2012/05/20 08:40:40  39.554  143.20810.0 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
 5.3  2012/05/20 08:20:58  39.641  143.16710.0 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
 
Magnitude6.0
Date-Time
  • Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 07:19:55 UTC
  • Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 05:19:55 PM at epicenter
Location39.597°N, 143.242°E
Depth10 km (6.2 miles)
RegionOFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances179 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 Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 14.9 km (9.3 miles); depth +/- 4.1 km (2.5 miles)
ParametersNST=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 IDusb0009tnt



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