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Two reports and one map have been prepared by JRC to describe the event and to explain the reason for the Red Alert when a much lower impact was occurring.
And amazingly so, the eclipse will start of one part of the ring of fire and cross across the Pacific to the other side of the ring. From one megathrust plate to another. Toyko
Originally posted by lurksoften
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 19:05:21 UTC
Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 05:05:21 AM at epicenter
14.9 km (9.3 miles)
OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
167 km (104 miles) ESE (119°) from Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
177 km (110 miles) E (88°) from Morioka, Honshu, Japan
243 km (151 miles) ESE (119°) from Aomori, Honshu, Japan
546 km (339 miles) NNE (33°) from TOKYO, Japan
horizontal +/- 17.9 km (11.1 miles); depth +/- 6.8 km (4.2 miles)
NST=262, Nph=262, Dmin=251.6 km, Rmss=1.1 sec, Gp= 97°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center:
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver