UPDATE 11:53 UTC : Ibaraki Prefecture: Kita Ibaraki City – one person received burns. In Fukushima Prefecture: Bandai town – one minor injury.
i.e. there are 2 injured so far.
This is from the latest FDMA report. Officials are still counting the damaged buildings.
UPDATE 07:40 UTC : So far we have no direct reports from the Japanese authorities regarding this aftershock. We can imagine that emergency services must be more and more confused on the many dangerous aftershocks now happening below Honshu.
UPDATE 07:38 UTC : Compared to the Magnitude 6.0 as reported by USGS, JMA has reported a magnitude of 6.3 at a depth of 10 km.
UPDATE 06:28 UTC : The TOHOKU Shinkansen bullet train was halted for about 10 minutes during this last aftershock. It has to be said that the emergency stops (powered by seismographs) are working exceptionally well.
UPDATE 06:15 UTC : JMA detailed intensity values :
6- Fukushima-ken Hamadori, Ibaraki-ken Hokubu
5+ Fukushima-ken Nakadori
5- Ibaraki-ken Nambu
UPDATE 06:14 UTC : Iwaki and Sukagawa are the closest populated cities.
UPDATE 06:12 UTC : We have the impression that the epicenter of this aftershock is NOT below a city, which decreases the impact a lot.
UPDATE 06:08 UTC : GDACS published a GREEN earthquake alert for this earthquake = very limited chance on damage and/or injuries (earthquake-Report does not agree with a green alert in this case)
UPDATE 06:02 UTC : JMA has reported an intensity of max -6, which is the same intensity (in the same area) than yesterday’s deadly aftershock)
At 2 PM in the afternoon a new extremely strong aftershock struck below eastern Honshu.
The epicenter of this earthquake was in the same region than yesterdays 6.6 magnitude deadly aftershock.
The intensity of this 6.0 earthquake is similar to yesterday’s 6.6 earthquake.
Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 6.0
UTC Time :Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 05:07:42 UTC
Local time at epicenter : Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 02:07:42 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km
27 km (16 miles) WNW of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
36 km (22 miles) SSE of Koriyama, Honshu, Japan
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USGS historic earthquakes map
USGS Seismic hazard map
USGS Impact on Population map
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