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Posted on 03/27/2011 4:14:32 PM PDT by PROCON
TOKYO, March 28 (AP) - (Kyodo)A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 jolted northeastern Japan on Monday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The agency issued a tsunami warning following the 7:24 a.m. quake.
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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
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
Yikes. Not huge, but not tiny either. They’ve gotten hundreds of aftershocks, but how many are this big?
Bookmarked this page: Earthquakes over 5.0 in the last 7 days:
Thanks - that’s a lot of activity.
There will be aftershocks for months. They can be almost as big as the main earthquake.
Those poor people
Not sure why this 6.5 is more significant than the one two days ago that was 6.8.There were at least 4 last week 6.0 or larger. MANY 5.0’s.
There have been many 6. aftershocks since the historic 9.0.
This one was only 5km deep. I don’t know how shallow the other after shocks have been or if tsunami warnings have been issued for them either.