Very strong earthquake near the Hokkaido Coast, Japan

Earthquake overview : At 07:25 PM local time a very strong earthquake occurred at intermediate depth near the Hokkaido coast, Japan. JMA Japan has reported a weakening depth of 30 km. Max. reported intensity is 5- (on a scale from 0 to 7)
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Update : The earthquake was felt as far as the Akita and Yamagata prefectures

Update :The earthquake happened in the Urakawa Oki area  of Hokkaido

Update : Nor JMA nor GDACS have called a tsunami risk

Update : Indirect damage by landslides is always possible, especially for road 235 and 236, close to the epicenter

Update : The area closest to the epicenter is mainly a wilderness area with very few villages and towns

Update : WAPMERR, the theoretical damage engine does not expect injuries, fatalities or major damage from this earthquake.

Update : does not expect serious damage as the epicenter is out in the sea and as we have an intermediate depth of 42 km (USGS) 30 km (JMA)

Update : this earthquake can be seen as a powerful aftershock from the cruel Tohoku earthquake and tsunami from March 11 earlier this year

Update 5+ is seen by as potentially dangerous
Shaking values from JMA Japan :
5-    Urakawa-cho Shiomi
4 Urakawa-cho Nobuka, Urakawa-cho Tsukiji*, Samani-cho Sakaemachi*, Erimo-cho Erimo-misaki*, Urahoro-cho Sakuramachi*, Hiro-o-cho Nishi-yojo* GOOGLE+ / FACEBOOK
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Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 6.1 (JMA)
UTC Time :  Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 10:25:34 UTC
Local time at epicenter : Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 07:25:34 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 30 km (JMA)
Geo-location(s) :
Approx. 40 km from the coastal highway
122 km (75 miles) SSW of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan
164 km (102 miles) E (85°) from Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan
174 km (108 miles) SE (140°) from Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map showing the epicenter and the surrounding area
Historic earthquakes map
Seismic hazard map
Shaking map
Focal mechanism report
USGS Human impact map
GDACS earthquake report


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