Sunday, July 10, 2011

tsunami reaches Japan after strong quake

July 10, 2011 TOKYO:An earthquake jolted north-east Japan, the same area that was devastated four months agoand triggered a small tsunami in Iwate prefecture, measuring 10c.7.0 Mw - OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN.
  • 10 Jul 2011 00:57:12 UTC
  • 10 Jul 2011 10:57:12 near epicenter
  • 10 Jul 2011 04:57:12 standard time in your timezone
Location 38.040N 143.287E
Depth 34 km
  • 212 km (131 miles) E (96 degrees) of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
  • 237 km (147 miles) ENE (62 degrees) of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
  • 250 km (155 miles) E (81 degrees) of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
  • 411 km (255 miles) NE (49 degrees) of TOKYO, Japan
 A small tsunami reached the Pacific coast of northern Japan Sunday after a strong quake hit the region heavily damaged by the March earthquake and tsunami, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The port town of Ofunato, Iwate prefecture, saw a 10-centimetre (four-inch) tsunami at 10:44 am (0144 GMT), the agency said. The Japanese weather agency issued a tsunami advisory for Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima prefectures after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the main island of Honshu at 09:57 am (0057 GMT). No damage has been reported from the tsunami and quake.
Japanese weather agency expected a small tsunami of up to 50 centimetres (20 inches) along the affected region along the Pacific coast. Television footage of the port in Ofunato did not show any sign of the tsunami, with the water surface seemingly calm and flat. The agency issued the tsunami advisory shortly after the offshore quake in the same general area as the 9.0-magnitude quake of March 11 which triggered a massive tsunami.The US Geological Agency, which also estimated the magnitude at 7.1, said the offshore quake hit at a depth of 10 kilometres (6.2 miles).

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