Sunday, September 18, 2011

5.9 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 18th Sept 2011

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake has struck off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the quake hit at 07:04:19 UTC Sunday 18th September 2011.
The epicenter was 188 km (117 miles) ESE of Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Note: USGS has this Listed as a 5.6 Magnitude at 34.9 km, the details above and below are from the Japanese Meteorological Agency, who provide USGS with data for this area, so not sure why they have listed it as a 5.6 as the Japanese Early Warning system has this earthquake logged as a 6 Magnitude.

Japanese Meteorological Agency:

Time (JST)
Depth Mag. Region
16:04 JST 18 Sep 11
39.9N 143.3E 10 km 5.9

Japanese Earthquake Warning Report:

Date: 2011/09/18 16:04:16
Location: Off the coast of Sanriku
Depth: 10km
Magnitude: M6
Japanese seismic scale (Max): 3