Strong And Shallow 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Japan

A earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) strikes 255 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan (158 miles) on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000b1v8. Id of event: us2000b1v8. Global time and date of event 06/10/17 / 2017-10-06 07:59:33 / October 6, 2017 @ 7:59 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:59:33 / 5:59 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 143.9537 East, latitude 37.485 North, depth = 10 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

Original Article:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.