Strong M 6.3 earthquake struck off the east coast of Honshu

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Strong earthquake with recorded magnitude 6.3 struck off the coast of Honshu, Japan on June 5, 2012 at 19:31 UTC according to Japan Meteorological Agency. Epicenter was located 153 km (95 miles) ESE of TOKYO, Japan (34.952°N, 141.178°E). USGS is reporting magnitude 5.8, EMSC 6.2. Recorded depth by JMA is 20 km (12.4 miles), USGS recorded 17.2 km (10.7 miles).

Although there may be slight sea-level changes in coastal regions, this earthquake has caused no damage to Japan.

Magnitude 5.8
Date-Time
  • Tuesday, June 05, 2012 at 19:31:34 UTC
  • Wednesday, June 06, 2012 at 04:31:34 AM at epicenter
Location 34.952°N, 141.178°E
Depth 17.2 km (10.7 miles)
Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances 151 km (93 miles) ESE of Yokohama, Honshu, Japan
153 km (95 miles) ESE of TOKYO, Japan
169 km (105 miles) SSE of Mito, Honshu, Japan
211 km (131 miles) E of Numazu, Honshu, Japan
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13.5 km (8.4 miles); depth +/- 7.3 km (4.5 miles)
Parameters NST=164, Nph=166, Dmin=239.3 km, Rmss=1.24 sec, Gp= 40°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usb000a7vg

 

Featured image: Google Earth + USGS

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