Magnitude 6.8 - Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The disastrous tsunami in Japan marked its first anniversary few days ago. And today, March 14, 2012, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake happened in the East Coast of Honshu. Let's all pray that there will be no more aftershocks and that tsunami will not happen again. 

Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude6.8
Date-Time
Location40.899°N, 144.923°E
Depth26.6 km (16.5 miles)
RegionOFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances
  • 234 km (145 miles) S (169°) from Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan
  • 292 km (181 miles) E (80°) from Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
  • 347 km (216 miles) ENE (67°) from Morioka, Honshu, Japan
  • 736 km (457 miles) NE (36°) from TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 14.5 km (9.0 miles); depth +/- 7.8 km (4.8 miles)
ParametersNST=228, Nph=228, Dmin=192.6 km, Rmss=0.94 sec, Gp= 36°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=A
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusb0008gs0


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1 Comments

  1. That was scary! Japan seemed to be becoming the Earthquake capital of the world! We truly wish and pray for everyone's safety back there.

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