USGS Energy and Broadband Solution

NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
11/03/11 05:46:24 UTC
Epicenter: 38.29N 142.37E

  Me                         8.8
 Radiated Energy:
  Es               3.0*10**17 Nm
  No. of sta: 37  Focal mech.  C                                      
 Broadband Depth:        29.0 km
 COMMENT:  Complex earthquake   
  observed on broadband         
  displacement seismograms, with
  at least two successively     
  larger events occurring about 
  20 and 45 seconds after the   
  onset. Depth from synthetics o
  broadband displacement        
  seismograms based on second   
  event.                        

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