Earthquakes list March 9, 2012 – Strong earthquake below eastern Honshu, Japan

Last update: March 9, 2012 at 6:22 pm by By

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M 5.5      2012/03/09 17:25    Depth 10.0 km     EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
March 10, 2012 at 02:25:33 AM at epicenter – epicenter = see map below
JMA Japan reports a Magnitude of 5.5 at a depth of 10 km
JMA shaking intensity of 5- max. at Takahagi-shi Honcho (5+ is considered by earthquake-report.com as “dangerous”)
The earthquake will have been felt in Tokyo too
Earthquake-Report.com calls this earthquake moderately dangerous for minor damage and injuries in a radius of 20 km around the epicenter.

Very strong earthquake in Vanuatu
06:09:54 PM at epicenter – Epicenter location see below in list
The nearest populated places are: Isava (15km). The closest civilian airport is Aniwa (17km).
61 km (37 miles) NE of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu
206 km (128 miles) SE of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu
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A lot of aftershocks may be expected
Update 18:19 UTC : The initial reported magnitude of 7.1 was later decreased to 6.7, which is a very big difference in intensity. 35,000 people will have experienced a strong MMI VI shaking, nothing unusual in the shaking part of the world.

Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Click here for conversion in your local time.

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 09 18:19 5.2 40 MAP I Felt It
USGS Off The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 09 18:19 5.0 31 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 09 18:18 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Near The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 09 17:25 5.4 25 MAP I Felt It
  • Saitama, Japan - Just felt a light quake. A firm initial jolt, followed by about 20 seconds of very gentle shaking.
  • Narita - Light but noticeable shaking on 8th floor of hotel.
  • EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 09 17:25 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern Honshu, Japan Mar 09 17:25 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 09 17:16 4.8 44 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 09 17:16 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Mariana Islands Mar 09 12:46 4.6 230 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pagan Region, Northern Mariana Islands Mar 09 12:46 4.6 224 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Pagan Reg., N. Mariana Islands Mar 09 12:46 4.6 224 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Vanuatu Mar 09 11:47 4.7 35 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Vanuatu Mar 09 11:47 4.7 35 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Fiji Islands Region Mar 09 10:25 4.6 615 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Babuyan Isl Region, Philippines Mar 09 08:45 4.9 60 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Babuyan Islands Region, Philippines Mar 09 08:45 4.8 48 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Philippine Islands Region Mar 09 08:45 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Mar 09 08:21 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Vanuatu Mar 09 08:21 4.9 22 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Vanuatu Mar 09 08:21 5.0 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Vanuatu Mar 09 07:36 5.0 40 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Vanuatu Mar 09 07:36 4.8 35 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Mar 09 07:36 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Vanuatu Mar 09 07:09 6.7 31 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Vanuatu Mar 09 07:09 6.7 29 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Vanuatu Mar 09 07:09 7.1 33 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Mar 09 07:09 6.7 14 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 09 05:31 4.8 37 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 09 05:31 4.9 32 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 09 05:31 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 09 03:38 4.6 35 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 09 03:38 4.6 34 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Near The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 09 02:24 4.7 33 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 09 02:24 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The Coast Of Northern Peru Mar 09 02:03 4.9 32 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Northern Peru Mar 09 02:03 4.9 32 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Mindoro, Philippines Mar 09 02:01 4.7 211 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Mindoro, Philippines Mar 09 02:01 4.7 211 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Mindoro, Philippines Mar 09 02:01 4.7 212 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Kep. Mentawai Region, Indonesia Mar 09 01:38 4.7 30 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia Mar 09 01:38 4.7 37 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Sumatra, Indonesia Mar 09 01:38 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

    Earthquakes occurred yesterday (UTC time), but today local time

    M 6.0      2012/03/08 22:50     Depth 30.0 km      SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA
    M 4.7      2012/03/08 16:41     Depth 46.1 km      NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN


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    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
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    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
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    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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