Magnitude 6.7 - SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN

2009 August 17 00:05:49 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Magnitude6.7
Date-Time
Location23.494°N, 123.486°E
Depth20 km (12.4 miles) set by location program
RegionSOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
Distances120 km (75 miles) SW of Ishigaki-jima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan
200 km (125 miles) ESE of Hua-lien, Taiwan
205 km (130 miles) SE of Su-ao, Taiwan
2070 km (1280 miles) SW of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 4.1 km (2.5 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=301, Nph=301, Dmin=207.7 km, Rmss=1 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=R
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDus2009kjcq
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