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Strong earthquake strikes off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan

Aug 20, 2016

TOKYO, Japan - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan today.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.0

Date-Time • 20 Aug 2016 15:58:04 UTC
• 21 Aug 2016 01:58:04 near epicenter

Location 40.293N 143.754E

Depth 10 km

Distances • 170 km (105 mi) ENE of Miyako, Japan
• 179 km (110 mi) ENE of Yamada, Japan
• 189 km (117 mi) ENE of Otsuchi, Japan
• 192 km (119 mi) E of Hachinohe, Japan
• 623 km (386 mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 7.5 km; Vertical 1.9 km
Parameters Nph = 74; Dmin = 234.4 km; Rmss = 1.30 seconds; Gp = 141°

Strong earthquake strikes off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan



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