6.4 magnitude earthquake hit near east coast of Honshu, Japan

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6.4 magnitude earthquake hit near east coast of Honshu, Japan on June 17, 2012 at 20:32 UTC (5:32 JST, June 18) according to USGS. Epicenter was located 115 km (72 miles) SE (142°) from Morioka, Honshu, Japan (38.894°N, 141.946°E). Recorded depth by usgs was 31.8 km (19.8 miles). JST reported depth of 40 km and magnitude 6.1.

Earthquake poses no tsunami risk.

This earthquake is 80km from location of March 11, big earthquake in Japan. It is also 191 km (119 miles) from Fukushima nuclear plant.

Magnitude 6.4
Date-Time
  • Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 20:32:20 UTC
  • Monday, June 18, 2012 at 05:32:20 AM at epicenter
Location 38.894°N, 141.946°E
Depth 31.8 km (19.8 miles)
Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances
  • 115 km (72 miles) SE (142°) from Morioka, Honshu, Japan
  • 117 km (73 miles) NE (52°) from Sendai, Honshu, Japan
  • 182 km (113 miles) NE (45°) from Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
  • 408 km (254 miles) NNE (28°) from TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 15.5 km (9.6 miles); depth +/- 7 km (4.3 miles)
Parameters NST=556, Nph=560, Dmin=361.8 km, Rmss=0.94 sec, Gp= 65°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usb000ahy0

 

Shake map

Population exposure

Selected Cities Exposed from GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents

MMI City Population
V Ofunato 35k
V Kamaishi 43k
IV Otsuchi 17k
IV Tono 27k
IV Yamada 20k
IV Ichinoseki 63k
IV Morioka 295k
IV Sendai 1,038k
IV Yamagata 255k
III Fukushima 294k
III Akita 0

Featured image: East coast of Honshu at Rikuchu Kaigan National Park

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