New extremely strong and dangerous aftershock below Honshu

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
Geo-location(s) :
27 km (16 miles) WNW of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
36 km (22 miles) SSE of Koriyama, Honshu, Japan

Links to important maps

Google satellite map of the earthquake area
3-dimensional view of the earthquake area (USGS epicenter location)
USGS historic earthquakes map
USGS Seismic hazard map

USGS Impact on Population map
USGS Shaking map

QuakeSOS+ is an iPhone application developed by Armand Vervaeck, the creator and main contributor to Earthquake Report. The Application simplifies immediate group communication to friends and family members (with your exact GPS location) and is constantly feeding the users with œEarthquake Report news. Together with your own family and friends, QuakeSOS+ will be your closest earthquake friend. Buying QuakeSOS+ will support the activities of SOS Earthquakes.

a

Quake-Maps.com was also created by SOS Earthquakes. Quake-Maps.com makes it easy to let the world know which shaking people have experienced during the earthquake. Quake-Maps.com gives also the opportunity to write some additional text. Filling up the form takes only 1 minute. Quake-Maps.com gives an overview of all the resent earthquakes and let you even go back in time and retrieve earthquakes of a certain date in the past.

Earthquake-Report.com headlines on twitter

@OnlyQuakeNews : Get all the headlines of our earthquake-report.com articles + regular updates on ongoing events

@QuakeSOS : earthquake-report.com news + automatic earthquake notifications of USGS earthquakes of M 4.0 or higher with emphasis to earthquakes in the America's and the Pacific Ocean sphere (4 and up) and a lot of the rest of the world (5 and up). This account was created for our QuakeSOS and QuakeSOS+ iPhone applications

@ShakingEarth : earthquake-report.com news + automatic earthquake notifications of EMSC earthquakes of M 4.0 or higher with emphasis to earthquakes in European and Asian / Middle East sphere (4 and up) and a lot of the rest of the world (5 and up). This account was originally created to stimulate our Facebook account

@QuakeMaps : earthquake-report.com news with mapping notifications of ALL earthquakes M 3.0 and higher from all over the world via EMSC and USGS. This account was created for our http://www.quake-maps.com website

Speak Your Mind

*