Japan Earthquake 2012: Two 6+ Mag Earthquakes Hit Japan

Two earthquakes measuring over Magnitude 6 hit Japan today. Off of Hokkaido a 6.8  or USGS is saying a 6.9 Mag quake shook the area, and and a 6.1 quake hit off of Chiba and was felt in Tokyo. A small Tsunami (warnings now cancelled) swelled at the port of Hachinohe in Aomori. At this time, there are no reports of injury or damage. On March 11th, the country passed the one year anniversary of the date of the devastating 9.0 magnitude. More as details become available.

UPDATE: The 6.1 quake off Chiba has been lowered to a magnitude of 5.7.

 

Magnitude 6.9
Date-Time
Location 40.899°N, 144.923°E
Depth 26.6 km (16.5 miles)
Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances 235 km (146 miles) S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan
265 km (164 miles) SSE of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan
293 km (182 miles) E of Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
734 km (456 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.5 km (9.0 miles); depth +/- 7.8 km (4.8 miles)
Parameters NST=228, Nph=228, Dmin=192.6 km, Rmss=0.94 sec, Gp= 36°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=A
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usb0008gs0