Magnitude 6.8 - EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN

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2008 July 23 15:26:19 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Magnitude6.8
Date-Time
Location39.802°N, 141.463°E
Depth108 km (67.1 miles) set by location program
RegionEASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances35 km (20 miles) ENE of Morioka, Honshu, Japan
80 km (50 miles) S of Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
120 km (75 miles) E of Akita, Honshu, Japan
485 km (300 miles) NNE of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 3.8 km (2.4 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=307, Nph=307, Dmin=284.6 km, Rmss=0.87 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=V
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDus2008uva4
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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 25 km (15 miles) east-northeast of Morioka at 9:26 AM MDT, Jul 23, 2008 (Jul 24 at 12:26 AM local time in Japan). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available.

  • Felt Reports

    One person killed, about 200 injured, 90 buildings damaged, landslides occurred, roads closed, train service and power disrupted in northern Honshu. Felt (VII) at Misawa; (IV) in Ayase-shi and at Tsukuba; (III) at Narita, Ome, Tokyo, Yokohama and Yokosuka. Also felt (III) at Sapporo, Hokkaido. Felt widely in southwestern Hokkaido and in Honshu as far south as the Tokyo area.

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