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.
|Depth||31.8 km (19.8 miles)|
|Region||NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, 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
Selected Cities Exposed from GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents
Featured image: East coast of Honshu at Rikuchu Kaigan National Park
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