An earthquake with a 6.8 magnitude has struck Japan. Residents has been advised to stay inland. The quake hit just at 10:07 UTC southeast of the
Japanese coastline near Honshu. There are no damage or injury reports at this time. This is a developing story.
EMSC Quake Report
EARTHQUAKE on 05/09/2004 at 10:07 (UTC)
SOUTHEAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN 176 km SE KUSHIMOTO
MAGNITUDE: mb 6.8 may be under-estimated
Data provided by: GFZ GII INGV LED LJU MAD NEWS NOR ODC OGS
Latitude = 32.64 N
Longitude = 137.40 E
Origin Time = 10:07:05.7 (UTC)
Depth = 33 Km
RMS = 0.71 sec
Gap = 284 degrees
95% confidence ellipse: - Semi major = 43.4 Km
- Semi minor = 16.2 Km
- Azimuth of major axis = 137 degrees
TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1019Z 05 SEP 2004
THIS BULLETIN IS FOR ALL AREAS OF THE PACIFIC BASIN EXCEPT
ALASKA - BRITISH COLUMBIA - WASHINGTON - OREGON - CALIFORNIA.
.................. TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN ..................
THIS MESSAGE IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. THERE IS NO TSUNAMI WARNING
OR WATCH IN EFFECT.
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME - 1007Z 05 SEP 2004
COORDINATES - 33.3 NORTH 136.8 EAST
LOCATION - NEAR S. COAST OF WESTERN HONSHU
MAGNITUDE - 7.4
NO DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON
HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.
HOWEVER - EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE SOMETIMES GENERATE LOCAL
TSUNAMIS THAT CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS LOCATED NEAR THE
EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES IN THE REGION OF THE EPICENTER
SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS POSSIBILITY.
THIS WILL BE THE ONLY BULLETIN ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.
A strong earthquake shook western Japan on Sunday. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
The quake, which struck shortly after 19:00, had a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 and was centered some 10km beneath the ocean floor, 110km off the
coast of the Kii peninsula.
The quake was felt most strongly in the cities of Nara and Wakayama on the Kii peninsula, which lies about 450km west of Tokyo. It made tall buildings
in central Tokyo sway.
The Meteorological Agency warned that tsunami - huge waves triggered by seismic activity - could hit the coast of Wakayama and warned residents to
Japan, which rests atop several tectonic plates, is among the world's most earthquake-prone countries.
A magnitude 6 quake can inflict widespread damage in a populated area. Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
[edit on 9-5-2004 by Valhall]
[edit on 9-6-2004 by Valhall]