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Date-Time Wednesday, August 05, 2009 at 00:17:58 UTC
Wednesday, August 05, 2009 at 09:17:58 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 24.209°N, 125.057°E
Depth 22 km (13.7 miles) set by location program
Region SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
Distances 90 km (55 miles) ESE of Ishigaki-jima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan
330 km (205 miles) E of Su-ao, Taiwan
340 km (210 miles) SW of Naha, Okinawa, Japan
1905 km (1180 miles) SW of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 5 km (3.1 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST=173, Nph=173, Dmin=371.5 km, Rmss=0.95 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2009jyab
Originally posted by sharintexas
I just don't understand why there have been big quakes recently near water and they don't form any tsunamis.