Japan – M 5.4 – Moderate but very deep earthquake 270 km from Tokyo

Nagoya view

Nagoya city mage via Wikipedia

Earthquake Report comment :
As this earthquake occurred at a depth of 283 km, in the mantle of the earth, a lot of people will not even felt it.
This is however one of the first earthquakes under the mainland of Honshu since the last several weeks. Most of the earthquakes are occurring in the coastal waters of the North Pacific Ocean at a lesser depth and these quakes can be felt regularly in Tokyo.
The nearest city in today’s earthquake was Nagoya, at a distance of 107 km from the epicenter.
The area around todays epicenter has regular deep earthquakes, but also shallow ones (see historic earthquakes map below)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Friday, August 27, 2010 at 12:08:05 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 283 km
Geo-location(s) :
51 km (32 miles) E (87°) from Fukui, Honshu, Japan
107 km (66 miles) N (355°) from Nagoya, Honshu, Japan
272 km (169 miles) W (281°) from TOKYO, Japan

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS historic earthquakes map

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In memory of the victims of August 26, 19XX – Mexico, killing 25 people

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M 6.9  26-08-1959   Depth 32.4 km    Jaltipan de Morelos, Mexico – killing 25 people

Jaltipan de Moreno was completely destroyed on August 26, 1959.
The earthquake that rocked the city of Jaltipan on Aug. 26, 1959 is now an example of solidarity and joint effort to jaltipanecos in difficult times.
In the city the dead toll was 7 and 200 people were injured, in addition to the destruction of almost all homes.

Thanks to a joint effort from the authorities (cheap loanes) and the local population  of Jaltipan, the town has been reconstructed very fast and is today a modern thriving city.

Spanish excerpt
El sismo que sacudió al municipio el 26 de agosto de 1959 es hoy un ejemplo de la solidaridad y esfuerzo conjunto de los jaltipanecos ante tiempos difíciles, ya que a pesar de los siete muertos y 200 heridos que dejó, además de la destrucción de casi la totalidad de viviendas, el pueblo realizó la reconstrucción de lo que es esta ciudad moderna
Read the full article of Imagen del Golfo  (Spanish) here.

“In memory of” is highlighting deadly earthquakes of the past.
People have forgotten a lot of these human tragedies.
We @ Earthquake Report are hopeful that people in these countries and cities will learn from their history and will make sure that they are building Earthquake Proof houses and that they know what to do when the earth will be shaking again.

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Earthquakes list August 26, 2010

M 5.4      2010/08/26 15:08   Depth 283.5 km     NEAR THE WEST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Powerful, but too deep to cause any problem. Right under the mainland and 51 km from Fukui. We will publish a detailed report within a couple of minutes.

M 4.7  2010-08-26   13:09   Depth 624 km !     FIJI REGION
Very very deep in the upper mantle of our planet, a dense hot layer of semi-solid rock.

Map of Timor, designed by Boffin

Image via Wikipedia

M 4.7  2010-08-26   09:45   Depth 10 km      TIMOR REGION
Remote coastal area on the island of Timor (West Timor = Indonesian part).  Serious shock because of the shallow depth of the earthquake and the immediate vicinity of a small village. Look at the gravel roads leading to the village and the patchwork of fields from the local people.

M 4.5      2010/08/26 08:02   Depth 124.5 km TONGA
At least 100 km from the nearest populated island

M 5.1      2010/08/26 04:21   Depth 139.2 km     BANDA SEA, INDONESIA
In the middle of the Banda Sea

Useful information to read this daily earthquake list
This earthquake list covers minor and major earthquakes  in the world.
If a more detailed page is present, the earthquake line will be linked to the detailed page.
For your comfort, we will provide in most cases Google Satellite Map links to give you an idea where the earthquake struck, which terrain it happened and if villages or cities are located in the immediate vicinity. The reference for the time zone is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)
The page is regularly updated to add new quakes.
green color = NOT dangerous for damage or injuries
orange color = MODERATE risk for damage or injuries
red color = CONSIDERABLE risk for damage or injuries

QuakeSOS has been developed to help actively people who are caught in an earthquake + delivers "Earthquake Report" information on your iPhoneQuakeSOS is a FREE  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 “Earthquake Report” news. Together with your own family and friends, QuakeSOS will be your closest earthquake friend.

Minor earthquakes are earthquakes without or with little damage risk.  In most cases these earthquakes have a Magnitude smaller than M 5.0 OR earthquakes with an hypocenter (depth) of more than 100 km OR earthquakes up to M 5.9 with an epicenter far away from populated areas.

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