Magnitude 7.2 - NEAR S. COAST OF WESTERN HONSHU, JAPAN

2004 September 05 10:07:07 UTC

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Magnitude7.2
Date-Time
Location33.062°N, 136.608°E
Depth14 km (8.7 miles) set by location program
RegionNEAR S. COAST OF WESTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances 180 km (110 miles) S of Tsu, Honshu, Japan
185 km (115 miles) SE of Wakayama, Honshu, Japan
205 km (130 miles) SSE of Osaka, Honshu, Japan
410 km (255 miles) SW of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 3.5 km (2.2 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=398, Nph=398, Dmin=412.5 km, Rmss=0.85 sec, Gp= 36°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=T
Source
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Event IDusnaah
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    At least four people injured in the Kyoto area. Felt in much of southwestern Japan and as far northeast as Tokyo. A local tsunami was generated with wave heights (peak-to-trough) of about 51 cm in Wakayama Prefecture. Recorded (5L JMA) in Mie, Nara and Wakayama; (4 JMA) in Aichi, Gifu, Hyogo, Kyoto, Osaka and Shiga; (3 JMA) in Chiba, Fukui, Hiroshima, Kanagawa, Nagano, Okayama, Shimane, Shizuoka, Tokyo, Tottori and Yamanashi; (2 JMA) in Gumma, Ishikawa, Saitama, Tochigi, Toyama and Yamaguchi (1 JMA) in Ibaraki, Miyagi and Niigata Prefectures. Recorded (3 JMA) in Kagawa, Kochi and Tokushima; (2 JMA) in Ehime Prefectures, Shikoku. Recorded (1 JMA) in Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki and Oita Prefectures, Kyushu. Also recorded (3 JMA) on Kozu-shima, Nii-jima and O-shima; (2 JMA) on Hachijo-jima, Mikura-jima and Miyake-jima; (1 JMA) on Dogo and the Dozen islands.

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