Earthequake 6.2 Magnitide – Off coast of Honshu Japan


Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.2 Mw
  • 16 Sep 2011 21:08:05 UTC
  • 17 Sep 2011 07:08:05 near epicenter
  • 16 Sep 2011 16:08:05 standard time in your timezone
Location 40.221N 143.049E
Depth 20 km
  • 135 km (84 miles) ESE (103 degrees) of Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
  • 173 km (107 miles) ENE (70 degrees) of Morioka, Honshu, Japan
  • 209 km (130 miles) ESE (108 degrees) of Aomori, Honshu, Japan
  • 583 km (362 miles) NNE (29 degrees) of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 16.5 km; Vertical 7.6 km
Parameters Nph = 327; Dmin = 199.3 km; Rmss = 0.69 seconds; Gp = 64°
M-type = Mw; Version = 7
Event ID US c0005vyj

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