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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Earthquakes list August 10, 2010

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 page is regularly updated to add new quakes.
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.
The reference for the time zone is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)

M 5.8      2010/08/10 23:18  Depth 202 km    VANUATU (too deep to be dangerous)
M 4.9      2010-08-10   20:56  Depth 160 km   GUATEMALA
M 4.2      2010/08/10 19:54   Depth 590     MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES (aftershock)
M 4.8      2010/08/10 16:00  Depth 10 km     OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
M 5.1      2010/08/10 15:48      Depth 50 km   RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
M 4.8      2010-08-10   14:04     Depth 10 km  EASTERN XIZANG (Tibet), CHINA
VANUATU, multiple aftershocks varying from M 4.3 tot M 5.3
M 3.7      2010/08/10 09:54   Depth 2 km   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA, USA
M 4.4      2010-08-10   09:34   Depth 1 km – KYRGYZSTAN
M 3.6      2010-08-10   09:25    Depth 5 km  DUISBURG, GERMANY
M 5.3      2010/08/10 06:14      Depth 37 km  VANUATU
M 5.8      2010/08/10 05:50   Depth 21 km  OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
M 7.5      2010/08/10 05:23   Depth 35 km  VANUATU
M 3.7       2010-08-10   04:56      Depth 5 km ICELAND REGION
M 5.0      2010/08/10 04:52    Depth 87 km  CENTRAL PERU
M 3.5      2010/08/10 02:12         Depth 9 km   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, USA
M 5.1      2010/08/10 01:41          Depth 10 km  BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
M 3.9      2010/08/10 00:51         Depth 5 km   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

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