Japan – M 5.8 – Powerful earthquake near the coast of Honshu

Earthquake Report comment :
1,269,000 people will have experienced light shaking (Mercalli IV).
Biggest towns in the area are Miyako (52,000), Morioka (295,000) and Hachinohe (239,000). All have probably experienced a Mercalli IV shaking.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 03:50:37 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 21 km
Geo-location(s) :
173 km (107 miles) E (99°) from Morioka, Honshu, Japan
236 km (146 miles) NE (55°) from Sendai, Honshu, Japan
516 km (320 miles) NE (34°) 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 Shaking map
Report of the Japan Meteorological Agency

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