Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes Honshu Japan

Mount Asahi(Gunma), from Mount Tanigawa, Honsh...

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Earthquake Report comment :
A avery shallow earthquake with a wave magnitude of 5.6 struck the island of Honshu at 8:41 AM local time.
The epicenter of the earthquake was located in a wilderness area near Mount Asahi. The epicenter is in the immediate vicinity of the train station of  Yagoshima. The mountainous region has many dams.
USGS has calculated that the maximum Modified Mercalli scale value would be VI (strong shaking)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mw 5.6
Friday, July 30, 2010 at 08:41:28 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km
Geo-location(s) :
45 km (25 miles) WSW of Koriyama, Honshu, Japan
75 km (45 miles) SW of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
75 km (45 miles) N of Utsunomiya, Honshu, 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 Shaking map
USGS historic earthquakes map

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