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.
|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