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Originally posted by Flyzoid
It's not very deep. May cause a tsunami.
TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0254Z 09 MAR 2011
THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.
ORIGIN TIME - 0245Z 09 MAR 2011
COORDINATES - 38.3 NORTH 143.3 EAST
DEPTH - 10 KM
LOCATION - OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU JAPAN
MAGNITUDE - 7.2
NO DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON
Originally posted by morder1
Yeah I see it on USGS now, 7.2 earthquake!
Hope its not one close to the surface, or thats gonna be serious damage!
Tsunami Information NUMBER 1
(Estimated Tsunami Arrival Time and Height)
Issued at 11:49 JST 09 Mar 2011
Estimated Tsunami Arrival Time and Height
Tsunami Forecast Region Estimated Tsunami Arrival Time Estimated Tsunami Height
PACIFIC COAST OF AOMORI PREF. 12:30 JST 09 Mar 0.5m
IWATE PREF. 12:00 JST 09 Mar 0.5m
MIYAGI PREF. 12:00 JST 09 Mar 0.5m
FUKUSHIMA PREF. 12:20 JST 09 Mar 0.5m
Note the actual tsunamis can be higher than our estimation at some parts of the coasts.
No tsunami damage at some of the other coasts though there may be slight sea level changes.
Occurred at 11:45 JST 09 Mar 2011
Region name SANRIKU OKI
Depth about 10km