Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) as M6.2 hit near the east coast of Honshu at 19:47 UTC on June 24, 2020 (04:47 LT, June 25). The agency is reporting a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). The USGS registered it as M5.9 at a depth of 29.3 km (18.2 miles), EMSC as M5.9 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles).

The epicenter was located 41.5 km (25.7 miles) SE of Hasaki (population 39 209), 53 km (32.8 miles) ESE of Asahi (population 41 720), 59.9 km (37.1 miles) ESE of Yokaichiba (population 32 651), and 64.5 km (40 miles) SE of Omigawa (population 25 763), Japan.

There are 3 440 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).

22 000 people are estimated to have felt moderate shaking and 3 632 000 light, according to the USGS.

This earthquake poses no tsunami risk, JMA said.

Image credit: TW/SAM, Google

The USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are resistant to earthquake shaking, though vulnerable structures exist. The predominant vulnerable building types are heavy wood frame and reinforced/confined masonry construction.

Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as landslides and fires that might have contributed to losses.

Estimated population exposure to earthquake shaking

Selected cities exposed

Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: Google, TW/SAM

Comments

Fohpono Malama 5 months ago

The breaking of the Sixth Seal in the Book of Revelation will be a "Great Earthquake" that will probably trigger major eruptions throughout the Earth because the Sun will grow dark. It will also trigger huge Tsunamis that will inundate Islands and Coastal cities. The movie "2012" depicts such an event in devastating detail. But how are you so certain it will happen in September?

Jamal Shrair 5 months ago

YELLOWSTONE SUPER-VOLCANO WILL ERUPT BEFORE THE END OF SEPTEMBER, MARK MY WORDS.............................................MY PREDICTION ABOUT YELLOWSTONE SUPER-VOLCANO WILL COME TRUE, LIKE OTHER PREDICTIONS. Soon millions of people in the USA will need another kind of masks. Industry-certified particle masks are most effective at protecting people from volcanic ash. However, if you read some of my posts in the last a few years, I have stated many times that so many volcanoes will erupt in 2020, including Yellowstone super-volcano. I assure you that Yellowstone will erupt before the end of September. Mark my words. FOUR different locations struck by M5.8 to M6.0 in the past 48 hours .. Including California Guam, Indonesia, and Japan... on top of the M7.4 in Mexico yesterday, and on top of the M7.4 in New Zealand about 7 days ago. Things are really picking up.. here is a link to the earthquake3D live stream so you can monitor real time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-xmi-cXynY

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