Powerful seaquake at intermediate depth before the coast of Hokkaido and Honshu (Japan)

Earthquake Report comment :
The Magnitude 5.8 earthquake occurred in a bay close to the shores of Hokkaido and Honshu, 2 main islands in Japan.
Because of the depth of approx. 60 km the inhabitants of large areas will have felt a light shaking but damage or injuries are not expected.
GDACS issued a GREEN earthquake alert for this earthquake = very limited chance on damage or injuries

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mw 5.8
Monday, September 13, 2010 at 02:47:49 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 60 km
Geo-location(s) :
110 km (70 miles) ESE of Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan
120 km (75 miles) NNE of Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
680 km (420 miles) NNE of TOKYO, Japan

Links to important maps
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS Shaking map
USGS historic earthquakes map
USGS Pager map
GDACS Green Earthquake Alert (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

* GDACS (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System) provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world. GDACS is a Joint Initiative of the United Nations and the European Commission

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.

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