Japan Earthquake


Here is one of the first reports from the AP via CNN

Good thing the Typhoon was well west. That would have been interesting having an earthquake in the middle of a Typhoon. Below you will find preliminary data from the USGS with maps. Also the initial Tsunami Warnings from the NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Here is the USGS initial report:

Magnitude 7.0
Date-Time
Location 37.615°N, 142.115°E
Depth 27 km (16.8 miles) set by location program
Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances 125 km (75 miles) ENE of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
130 km (80 miles) ESE of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
145 km (90 miles) E of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
300 km (190 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 4.5 km (2.8 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST=265, Nph=265, Dmin=367.7 km, Rmss=0.96 sec, Gp= 36°,
M-type=moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2008urah

Here is a map of the location:

Here is the initial Tsunami Warning from the NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

Here is the follow-up from the NOAA PTWC regarding no threat for Hawaii

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