(Major) Earthquakes list April 29, 2012 – 2 strong earthquakes along the coast of Honshu, Japan

Last update: April 29, 2012 at 3:43 pm by By

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Another strong coastal earthquake near Miyako, Honshu, Japan
This quake reported as M5.6 by JMA Japan (depth 20 km) had an epicenter a little out of the coast.
Max. JMA intensity 4JMA, below the damaging level.
The Quake was closest to Kuji and Miyako.

Image courtesy JMA Japan - dark orange highest intensity

Strong earthquake along the coast of Honshu, Japan
JMA Japan reports a magnitude of 5.8 at a depth of 50 km
Max. intensity : 5- (just below what Er considers a potential serious damaging level)
5- intensity at Asahi-shi Minami-horinouchi*
Earthquake must have been well felt in Tokyo
12 km S Choshi (pop 75,650)
46 km E Narita (pop 100,641) Narita is one of the Tokyo airports
93 km E Tokyo (pop 8,336,599)
Minor damage cannot be excluded in the 5- intensity area
The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth what means that the intensity is weakened by the depth of the hypocenter
JMA Japan reports that the epicenter is located 6 km inland in a city called Tonosho.

Of course NO tsunami risk at this magnitude
Update 10:54 UTC
: USGS data are pointing the epicenter in a highly populated region of Kanto in Japan. The earthquake happened 7km from Naruto. The nearest populated places are: Oami (19km), Katakai (10km), Togane (11km), Hasunuma (2km), Yokoshiba (5km), Asahi Yokaichiba (20km), Tako (14km), Narita (18km). The closest civilian airport is Tokyo Narita International (20km).

A new batch of moderate to strong aftershocks from the April 11 Mw8.6 earthquake in the Indian Ocean, luckily far away from populated areas.

Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Click here for the Time Zone world map.

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Kermadec Islands, New Zealand Apr 29 22:35 4.9 48 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Kermadec Islands, New Zealand Apr 29 22:35 4.8 40 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Carlsberg Ridge Apr 29 20:07 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 29 17:28 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Volcano Islands, Japan Region Apr 29 15:45 4.9 47 MAP I Felt It
USGS Volcano Islands, Japan Region Apr 29 15:45 4.9 41 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Volcano Islands, Japan Region Apr 29 15:45 4.9 0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 29 15:02 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Near The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 29 15:02 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 29 15:02 5.3 0 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON South Of Fiji Islands Apr 29 12:46 4.7 0 MAP I Felt It
USGS South Of The Fiji Islands Apr 29 12:46 4.6 212 MAP I Felt It
EMSC South Of Fiji Islands Apr 29 12:46 4.6 220 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Eastern Honshu, Japan Apr 29 12:16 4.6 48 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Eastern Honshu, Japan Apr 29 12:16 4.8 0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Near The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 29 12:16 4.6 61 MAP I Felt It
USGS Near The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 29 10:28 5.8 39 MAP I Felt It
  • Yokosuka - Hotel room was lightly swaying back and forth
  • Yokosuka - Building swaying back and fourth..no damage
  • Tokyo, Ginza - Hotel room on 10th was swaying slightly, and candelier was moving quite much.
  • Tokio - I was sitting in Tokio-Ueno-Park on a park bench when the bench shaked lightly from left to right and the tree beside also moved left and right for nealry 15 seconds.
  • Narita - While at diner in a restaurant the building started to shake. At first it felt like a large heavy truck passed by, the shaking lasted for approx. 15-20 seconds. Drinking glasses trembled lightly on the table. Very light aftershock was felt 5 mins later.
  • Tokyo - Nous avons entendu les cintres trembler dans le placard et le lit qui a bougé. Mon ami qui était dans la douche a ressenti légèrement la secousse.
  • Nippori, Tokyo, Japan - Only enough to shake the lamps and chairs, nothing fell or was disrupted, lasted for about 25 seconds.
  • EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 29 10:28 5.8 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 29 10:28 5.8 0 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The West Coast Of Northern Sumatra Apr 29 08:09 5.4 23 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off W Coast Of Northern Sumatra Apr 29 08:09 5.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off West Coast Of Northern Sumatra Apr 29 08:09 5.7 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Guerrero, Mexico Apr 29 07:17 4.6 15 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Southeast Of Easter Island Apr 29 06:52 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeast Of Easter Island Apr 29 06:52 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southeast Of Easter Island Apr 29 06:52 5.2 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off W Coast Of Northern Sumatra Apr 29 03:52 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off West Coast Of Northern Sumatra Apr 29 03:52 5.2 0 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The West Coast Of Northern Sumatra Apr 29 03:52 4.7 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off W Coast Of Northern Sumatra Apr 29 03:00 5.0 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off West Coast Of Northern Sumatra Apr 29 03:00 5.1 0 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The West Coast Of Northern Sumatra Apr 29 03:00 4.9 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off W Coast Of Northern Sumatra Apr 29 02:14 4.8 51 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON North Indian Ocean Apr 29 02:13 5.0 0 MAP I Felt It
    USGS North Indian Ocean Apr 29 02:13 4.6 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Papua, Indonesia Apr 29 01:57 5.2 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Irian Jaya, Indonesia Apr 29 01:57 5.1 0 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Papua, Indonesia Apr 29 01:57 5.2 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Apr 29 00:43 4.7 115 MAP I Felt It
  • Urdesa, Guayaquil, Ecuador - deep rumble, chandalier started swinging a little
  • USGS Near The Coast Of Ecuador Apr 29 00:43 4.7 115 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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

    M 5.3      2012/04/28 18:00      Depth 31.0 km      KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA


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