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Old 07-24-2008, 08:51 AM
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Big Earthquake in Japan

Earthquake Summary

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred about 25 km (15 miles) east-northeast of Morioka at 9:26 AM MDT, Jul 23, 2008 (Jul 24 at 12:26 AM local time in Japan). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available.

Felt Reports

Dozens of people injured, landslides occurred, roads closed, train service and power disrupted in northern Honshu. Felt widely in southern Hokkaido and in Honshu as far south as the Tokyo area.

Earthquake Details
Magnitude 6.8

* Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 15:26:20 UTC
* Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 12:26:20 AM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 39.807N, 141.467E
Depth 111 km (69.0 miles) set by location program
Distances 30 km (20 miles) ENE of Morioka, Honshu, Japan
75 km (50 miles) S of Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
120 km (75 miles) E of Akita, Honshu, Japan
485 km (300 miles) NNE of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 3.8 km (2.4 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST=296, Nph=296, Dmin=284 km, Rmss=0.86 sec, Gp= 22,
M-type=moment magnitude (Mw), Version=S


Event ID us2008uva4
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