Magnitude 7.2 - NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

2005 August 16 02:46:28 UTC

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Magnitude7.2
Date-Time
Location38.251°N, 142.059°E
Depth36 km (22.4 miles) set by location program
RegionNEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances
105 km (65 miles) E of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
150 km (95 miles) ENE of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
165 km (105 miles) NE of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
355 km (220 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 3.9 km (2.4 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=271, Nph=271, Dmin=390.3 km, Rmss=0.83 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusbvae
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At least 39 people injured in Miyagi, 9 in Iwate, 5 in Fukushima and 3 in Saitama Prefectures. A house collapsed at Kazo. Landslides occurred in several rural locations. Power outages occurred and bullet train service was temporarily suspended in northern Japan. A local tsunami was generated with a wave height of 10 cm on the coast of northern Japan. Felt (VI) at Sendai, (V) at Misawa and (IV) at Tokyo. Recorded (6L JMA) in Miyagi and Yamagata; (5U JMA) in Fukushima and Iwate; (5L JMA) in Akita, Aomori, Ibaraki and Tochigi; (4 JMA) in Chiba, Gumma, Kanagawa, Nagano, Niigata, Saitama, Shizuoka, Tokyo and Yamanashi; (3 JMA) in Aichi, Gifu and Mie; (2 JMA) in Fukui, Ishikawa, Shiga and Toyama Prefectures. Recorded (2 JMA) on Kozu-shima, Miyake-jima, Nii-jima, O-shima and Sado-shima; (1 JMA) on Aoga-shima, Hachijo-jima and Mikura-jima. Also recorded (3 JMA) in southwestern Hokkaido and in the Chitose-Ebetsu-Shizunai and Obihiro areas, Hokkaido; (2 JMA) in much of central, south- central and eastern Hokkaido. Broadband depth equal to 36.0 km.

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