Powerful earthquake strikes close to the Ryukyu Islands, Japan

Island and volcano Akusekijima, Ryukyu Islands...

One of the volcanic islands of the Ryukyu islands - Image via Wikipedia

Earthquake Report comment :
NO tsunami report has been issued.
GDACS has calculated minimum impact of this earthquake on infrastructure and population and has labeled it GREEN.
The epicenter (preliminary) is located about 30 km from the nearest island, Miyakojima Island.
1,876 people live in a radius of 50 km around the epicenter.
59,409 people live in a radius of 100 km around the epicenter.
USGS expects a maximum VI Mercalli shaking = strong shaking

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 6.3
Monday, October 04, 2010 at 10:28:39 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 36 km
Geo-location(s) :
30 km from Miyakojima Island
115 km (70 miles) E of Ishigaki-jima, Ryukyu Islands, 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
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

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