Magnitude 6.8 - NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

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2008 May 07 16:45:19 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Magnitude6.8
Date-Time
Location36.141°N, 141.540°E
Depth36.6 km (22.7 miles)
RegionNEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances100 km (60 miles) ESE of Mito, Honshu, Japan
115 km (75 miles) SSE of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
170 km (105 miles) ENE of TOKYO, Japan
200 km (125 miles) SSE of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 4.3 km (2.7 miles); depth +/- 11.3 km (7.0 miles)
ParametersNST=249, Nph=249, Dmin=302.5 km, Rmss=0.81 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=R
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDus2008rtbu
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Earthquake Summary

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  • The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred about 90 km (55 mi) east-southeast of Mito, Honshu at 10:45 AM MDT, May 7, 2008 (May 08 at 1:45 AM local time in Japan). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. No reports of damage or casualties have been received at this time.

  • Felt Reports

    Six people slightly injured in Chiba, Ibaraki, Saitama and Tokyo. Power outages occurred at Tsukuba. Felt (V) at Tsukuba; (IV) at Tokyo and Zushi; (III) at Atsugi, Ayase-shi, Misawa, Narita, Yokohama and Yokosuka. Felt throughout northern and east-central Honshu. Recorded (5L JMA) in Ibaraki and Tochigi; (4 JMA) in Chiba, Fukushima, Miyagi and Saitama; (2 JMA) throughout northern Honshu.

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