Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 7.2
Date-Time
Location 38.424°N, 142.836°E
Depth 32 km (19.9 miles) set by location program
Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances 168 km (104 miles) E of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
193 km (119 miles) SE of Morioka, Honshu, Japan
216 km (134 miles) E of Yamagata, Honshu, Japan
413 km (256 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 3.1 km (1.9 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST=494, Nph=494, Dmin=400.2 km, Rmss=0.98 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=B
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usb0001r57

Earthquake Location

Magnitude 7.2 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 at 02:45:18 UTC

Earthquake LocationWorld Location

Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green

Earthquake Location
Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

Source: http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/eq_depot/2011/eq_110309_b0001r57/neic_b0001r57_l.html