Magnitude 6.8 - EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
2008 July 23 15:26:19 UTC
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|Depth||108 km (67.1 miles) set by location program|
|Region||EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN|
|Distances||35 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 Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 3.8 km (2.4 miles); depth fixed by location program|
|Parameters||NST=307, Nph=307, Dmin=284.6 km, Rmss=0.87 sec, Gp= 22°,|
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=V
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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.
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.
Scientific & Technical Information
- Preliminary Earthquake Report
- U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center:
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver