Skip to comments.Japan hit by 6.5 magnitude earthquake: reports [Revised to 6.1- per USGS]
Posted on 03/27/2011 4:12:00 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck Japan on Monday morning, prompting a tsunami warning, according to reports from the region. The quake hit near Miyagi prefecture, which suffered extensive damage in the catastrophic March 11 temblor, at 7:24 a.m. (6:24 p.m. U.S. Eastern time), according to Kyodo News. Dow Jones Newswires said the quake was centered off the coast. No injuries or damage were immediately reported. A tsunami warning was issued shortly after the quake, however the resulting wave was expected to be relatively small in size, according to CNBC.
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Region: NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Geographic coordinates: 38.405N, 142.120E
Magnitude: 6.5 Mw
Depth: 5 km
Universal Time (UTC): 27 Mar 2011 22:23:56
Time near the Epicenter: 28 Mar 2011 07:23:56
Local standard time in your area: 27 Mar 2011 16:23:56
Location with respect to nearby cities:
109 km (68 miles) E (81 degrees) of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
163 km (101 miles) ENE (62 degrees) of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
169 km (105 miles) SSE (149 degrees) of Morioka, Honshu, Japan
370 km (230 miles) NE (34 degrees) of TOKYO, Japan
ADDITIONAL EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
event ID : US c0002cqa
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist at NEIC
For subsequent updates, maps, and technical information, see:
National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
Adding insult to injury.
The difference between a 9 and a 6.5 earthquake is the 9 is about 400 times as powerful.
Oh, my. Prayers for the Japanese people and those ministering to them.
It is possible that there will be more aftershocks, and they CAN be 7 or 8 magnitude shocks. But 6.5 is nothing to sneeze at. I was in a 6.8 quake once.
You ever been in a 6.5?
I have, it ain't no walk in the woods.
Bookmarked this page: quakes over 5.0 in the last 7 days:
Possible offset - see post 2...... 5 kilometers deep is very, very shallow.
I’ll bet it isn’t. I live in middle Tennessee where the ground is nice and firm and only moves when I have had too much to drink ;)
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(1) revised to 6.1 magnitude by USGS
(2) depth revised to 17.1 kilometers
I don't think there is much of a problem with a tsunami with those numbers. Tsunami's tend to be bad around 7.0 magnitude and very shallow.
Though 17.1 kilometers is shallow, it is not as shallow as 5 kilometers...
Now that right there is funny.
... still praying for friends and family in Japan.
Do you have the earthquake app for you iPad2 like my daughter showed me when we had breakfast at Gills by the Bay this morning which is 5 feet above high tide and is 706’ south of the decommissioned Humboldt Bay Nuclear power plant and did I ever tell you about the time this region a three 6.7 to 7.1 earthquakes in less than 24 hours but you did know it was several years after my terrifying 7.2 Tehachapi shaker of 1952?
Oh no, there goes Tokyo.
I really wonder how much more this poor country can possibly take.
You will see "Honshu, Japan" quite a bit with 4+, 5+, and 6+ magnitude earthquakes.
This is just another 6+ earthquake OFFSHORE OF JAPAN IN THE OCEAN
Now if these earthquakes were hitting Sendai, Tokoyo, Akita, or other places onshore, these quakes (aftershocks) might be rougher on the Japanese people and would be causing damage.
As it is, these "aftershocks" may be disrupting cleanup and other efforts after the 9.0.
Remember that this 6.1 is about 1000 times SMALLER than the 9.0. It is also an offshore quake...
Our nom for tonight is...
Here is a mind boggling almost 6 minute video of one town being flooded and washed away in Japan. The town was very near the epicenter of the quake.
Looks like they have been pretty much shaking every day.
This latest one we definitely felt (this a.m. our time).
But the noticeable frequency of them (aftershocks) fortunately has significantly declined from two weeks ago considerably. Thank goodness.
I’ll have you know I am half laughing and half p*ssed off! ;-)
An incredible amount.
They may yet freak out if things exponentially mulitiply at this point (which is all in the hand of God), but I do know that most major US cities, particularly inner cities, by this time, two weeks later after a 9.0 shake/blackouts/shortages/nuke scare, would probably be seeing looting, rapes, arson, assaults, carjackings, what-the-heck random shootings and murders, and probably martial law and tanks in the streets to crack down on all of it. I take no pleasure in saying that, but most Americans I know, even those in the military here, feel that way in a comparative sense. The Japanese have been by and large extremely law abiding, community spirited, orderly, forward-looking, non-complaining, cooperative and collected. For now.
LOL! That’s awesome! :)
Yes...one of the 150 quakes of 6+ magnitude in the world each year.
Well, let's hope the New Madrid fault continues to hold for you. Even in the middle of TN, when that thing gives I think you're gonna know it. ;-)
We are well over 200 miles from the New Madrid fault. We won’t feel much even if a really big one goes down.
Yes, but the area has been ringing like a bell for weeks, with EQ's largely in the 5-6 magnitude.
One thing I also noticed, one complete side of our planet was void of Earthqakes, while the other side was ringing all around the ocean.
This little program gives one the best way to see Earthquakes worldwide, all at the same time, and see ‘patterns’.
Don’t know if you have it, but if you don’t, you really should try it. It is awesome!
Download the program (takes 2 seconds) and then run it.
IT’S FREE, and you can see EQ activity in 3D. Zoom in/out, with a panel of controls, easy to use.
They continue to go through a lot of hell that is for sure. The Utube account was closed down. Video no longer available.
But I am sure most have seen so many videos at this point they mostly look the same.
Also, Japan is ready for a 6.5 earthquake. Any structure that survived the 9.0 will likely not be damaged by the 6.5.
Not sure why you're belaboring the point, but the fact is a 6.5 is a major quake, it will bring down buildings that were otherwise compromised from the original event.....not to mention the mental impact on an already shaken peoples.
I've experienced them on at least three occasions, lost a house and experienced the aftermath...I know.