Building stress near the resultant plate boundary has led to the development of shallow inland faults through crustal deformation and folding along the east coast of Tōhoku. 4. Another point of interest is the Fukushima Nuclear Powerplant that … (59.2 miles), 2020-12-17 23:03:11 UTC fukushimaontheglobe.com/the-earthquake-and-the-nuclear-accident The earthquake shook the capital Tokyo at 9.35 am local time (0.35 GMT) with its epicenter in Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, and … 32.2 km from (3.2 miles), 2020-11-22 17:57:39 UTC A landslide crushed two vehicles and buried three homes in the city, trapping a number of the inhabitants. (2.2 miles), 2020-12-16 23:18:20 UTC (1.2 miles), 2020-11-22 10:05:54 UTC Melted material bored small holes in the lower head of two reactor pressure… The exact magnitude, epicenter… [17] Of the series, the strongest registered at a magnitude of 5.5 Mj and occurred within 3.5 hours after the initial quake. Subscribe to ad-free EarthquakeTrack Plus for the best earthquake tracking experience plus additional features and subscriber-only perks. Epicenter at 37.568, 139.682 Il s'agit de la deuxième catastrophe de centrale nucléaire de l'histoire, classée au niveau 7, le plus élevé … at 07:42 December 17, 2020 UTC, Location: The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report. However, the plants closest to the epicenter, Fukushima and Onagawa (see Figure 1), were damaged by the earthquake and resulting tsunami. Epicenter at 36.548, 140.357 The epicenter is some 150 kilometers from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Epicenter at 37.473, 139.015 at 23:03 December 17, 2020 UTC, Location: By Nick Wiltgen, The Weather Channel. at 07:18 December 12, 2020 UTC, Location: [18] A shallow magnitude 6.0 Mw (6.4 Mj) earthquake and several smaller tremors struck the region on 12 April. Takahagi 61.2 km from The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accident is a series of incidents, including four separate explosions, that took place at the Naraha nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, following the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11. (20.2 miles), 2020-12-20 17:23:22 UTC [5][6], Surveys near the epicentre revealed a surface rupture of about 11 km (6.8 mi) and numerous fault scarps, with general vertical displacements of 0.8 to 1.5 m (2.6 to 4.9 ft); a maximum displacement of 2.3 m (7.5 ft) occurred at the small village of Shionohira. (34.2 miles), 2021-01-18 20:47:32 UTC (18.2 miles), 2021-01-16 09:43:14 UTC [11] Apart from the Fukushima Hamadōri earthquake, four of the aftershocks measured magnitude 7.0 Mw or higher. at 13:12 January 23, 2021 UTC, Location: [27][28] The Iwaki Ibaraki Route 14 interchange of the Jōban Expressway, which runs from Misato, Saitama, to Tomiya, Miyagi, was cut off to traffic by a large landslide of 120 m × 100 m (390 ft × 330 ft). The epicenter of the earthquake was 130 kilometers (80 miles) east of Sendai, the northeastern part of Japan. The word epicenter is made up of two words of Greek origin. at 10:27 December 07, 2020 UTC, Location: At the Fukushima Daiichi (“Number One”) plant in northeastern Honshu, Japan, a loss of main and backup power after an earthquake and tsunami led to a partial meltdown of fuel rods in three reactors. (11.2 miles), 2021-01-10 06:38:19 UTC There were no immediate reports of casualties or destruction. 29.2 km from Ōfunato at 21:27 December 24, 2020 UTC, Location: If the initial estimate is confirmed, it will be the fifth largest earthquake in recorded history. A few fires broke out, and 220,000 households lost electricity. [15][24], The earthquake sparked several fires in Iwaki, with one fire breaking out in Asakawa town. at 06:38 January 10, 2021 UTC, Location: People were heavily threatened by aftershocks for o… [16], The Fukushima Hamadōri earthquake was succeeded by a number of smaller tremors; that same day, at least 11 earthquakes of magnitude 3.5 Mj or higher were recorded near its epicentre. Mitsukaidō A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Japan, with its epicenter located some 129 kilometers from the city of Namie in Fukushima prefecture, US Geological Survey reported. Peak ground acceleration, or shaking, caused by Friday’s earthquake was nearly double—at its epicenter—than what the Fukushima Daiichi … 32.2 km from [15][26] The incident resulted in two immediate deaths. 3.2 km from Officials issued localised tsunami alerts, though no significant waves were generated. EARTHQUAKE IN JAPAN 2011, Fukushima Daiichi, Japan Quake Epicenter, Sendai earthquake, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Tohoku Earthquake, Philippine Plate, Kobe University, eastern Honshu, Miyagi prefecture, Jim Stone’s report, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), University of Tsukuba, The quake was centered at a depth of about 10km, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). at 00:35 December 30, 2020 UTC, Location: Second, the second wave, rather than the first, was the highest wave. 55.2 km from [15][28] Another person was injured during the magnitude 6.0 (Mw) aftershock of 12 April. The shock had a maximum intensity of VII on the Mercalli scale. Miyako The April 2011 Fukushima earthquake (福島県浜通り地震, Fukushima-ken Hamadōri jishin, lit. 3. Localised right-lateral slip of 30 cm (12 in) was observed at the subsiding west side of the rupture. Epicenter at 37.753, 141.739 2020-12-22 17:04:08 UTC at 17:04. at 17:23 December 20, 2020 UTC, Location: [15], The Fukushima Hamadōri earthquake occurred in a region with historically low levels of seismicity; studies showed that the recent activity near the fault zone had been triggered by the Tōhoku earthquake. [7], Although it was centred near a different fault zone, the earthquake was classified as an aftershock of the 11 March Tōhoku earthquake, which occurred offshore about 235 km (146 mi) to its northeast. [21] The earthquake cut electricity to about 220,000 households, with most of the cuts reported in Iwaki city. An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Ritcher scale shook eastern Japan on Wednesday but there was no tsunami alert and the authorities did not report any human or material losses. (21.2 miles). [Earthquake and Seismic Intensity Information] The map and text below show the following details : a) the observed Seismic Intensity (1 and above) and its location and region, b) the date and time of the earthquake, and c) its epicenter and magnitude. 33.2 km from Namie (20.2 miles) Eastern Honshu, Japan. [22] Strong shaking (MM VI) spread through Iwaki, Sukawaga, Kuroiso, Ōtawara and Kitaibaraki, with light tremors (MM IV) felt in areas up to several hundred kilometres from the epicentre, including Tokyo and Yokohama. Namie 52.2 km from The Fukushima nuclear facility was a nuclear power plant to convert nuclear energy into electrical energy. The first “ἐπί” pronounced as epi has the meaning “above” and the second word “κέντρον” has the meaning center. EMSC (European Mediterranean Seismological Centre) provides real time earthquake information … The plant's seismometers measured PGA of 332 to 680 Gal, the S1 design bases for different units being 170 to 270 Gal and the S2 figure on actual be… Epicenter at 37.276, 141.268 Click the map to zoom in Earthquake Information (Earthquake and … [7], A total of seven people from other regions near the epicentre, including southern Ibaraki, Tochigi and Kanagawa prefectures, suffered minor injuries. Four people were critically injured and taken to hospital; one of them was later pronounced dead. Just a … 2011. After a 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Japan today, pictures of the damage from the last tsunami to decimate Fukushima are on people's minds. Ōmiya 18.2 km from [7] The nearby Yunodake Fault, a normal dip-slip fault northeast of the Shionohira Fault that had been dormant for 120,000–130,000 years, also ruptured during the quake. Today at 09:43 January 16, 2021 UTC, Location: In the coastal area of Iwate prefecture, Miyagi prefecture and Fukushima prefecture, the height of the tsunami caused by the earthquake … The intensity of the aftershocks reached four scores under Japan's seven-score scale. 2021-01-23 13:12:10 UTC Iwaki Epicenter at 35.995, 140.011 [29] Significant land deformation with traces of uplift was observed in and around town, affecting local roads but largely sparing its structures. [30], The Earthquake Early Warning system was activated upon the detection of primary waves – seismic waves that forego an earthquake's perceivable ground motions – giving residents 6.8 seconds to seek cover before the main shock. Epicenter at 38.986, 142.038 According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 44.7 km. Mitsukaidō at 16:15 December 28, 2020 UTC, Location: East Japan Railway Company temporarily suspended its services to restart four of five bullet-train lines; other Shinkansen bullet trains in the region were also halted. Depth: 37 km. [12][13] The Fukushima Hamadōri earthquake, however, was the strongest of the aftershocks to have its epicentre located inland. 33.2 km from Epicenter at 36.591, 141.022 earthquakes today - recent and latest earthquakes, earthquake map and earthquake information. Local geological factors contributed to a magnification of the seismic intensity at the plant. at 20:47 January 18, 2021 UTC, Location: [24] Authorities at Tokyo International Airport closed all runways momentarily,[25] while NTT DoCoMo restricted voice calls in 14 prefectures following the quake. April 2011 Fukushima earthquake was a potent magnitude 6.6 Mw intraplate aftershock that occurred at 17:16 JST on 11 April, in the Hamadōri region of Fukushima, Japan. [15][32] In response to the earthquake, the fire department dispatched search and rescue teams and emergency crews for relief efforts and damage assessments throughout the affected area. On March 11, 2011, at 2:46 p.m. local time (05:46 Universal Time, or UTC), a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the east coast of Japan, at 38.3 degrees North latitude and 142.4 degrees East longitude. The earthquake was initially reported as a 7.3 magnitude by Japan Meteorological … (20.2 miles), 2020-12-24 19:40:07 UTC (44.2 miles), 2021-01-09 05:36:33 UTC A magnitude-9.0 earthquake struck off Japan’s northeastern coast. (3.2 miles), 2020-12-28 16:15:23 UTC 92.2 km from [15] Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant – distanced 70 km (43 mi) from the epicentre[1][23] – evacuated to safety, and external power to the plant was cut. A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Japan, with its epicenter located some 129 kilometers from the city of Namie in Fukushima prefecture, US Geological Survey reported. (20.2 miles), 2020-12-24 21:27:24 UTC [19][20], The earthquake struck in the late afternoon near a moderately populated region of the Fukushima Prefecture, although most structures around the epicentre were resistant to earthquake shaking. [14][15] The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) assessed a magnitude of 7.0 Mj and a depth of 6.4 km (4.0 mi). The epicenter of the quake">earthquake was located in northern Ibaraki at a depth of 60 kilometers (37 miles). Third, the tsunami advisory was upgraded to a tsunami warning in … Namie Epicenter at 36.869, 141.17 (3.2 miles), 2020-12-12 07:18:55 UTC Aftershocks continued, many exceeding magnitude-7.0. Iwaki Location: Epicenter at 37.276, 141.268. Epicenter at 36.583, 141.064 Depth: 170 km The April 2011 Fukushima earthquake (福島県浜通り地震, Fukushima-ken Hamadōri jishin, lit. [2] Ever since the earthquake triggered their reactivation, the Shionohira and Yunodake faults have provided essential data for local geological surveys on regional land deformation, sedimentary rock distribution and landslide vulnerability. at 10:05 November 22, 2020 UTC, Location: 5.2 km from Epicenter at 36.045, 140.025 In the mid-afternoon on the 11th Match, 2011, the giant earthquake with moment magnitude of 9.0 in Japan. The quake hit at a shallow depth of 19.4 km beneath the epicenter near Iwaki, Iwaki-shi, Fukushima, Japan, early morning on Wednesday 23 December 2020 at 2:58 am local time. Six medical crews in pairs of two were also sent to Kanagawa, Chiba and Gunma prefectures. 132.2 km from Support the stream: https://streamlabs.com/oureyesyoureyes We talk quickly about the recent earthquake happened in Japan (4th August 2019). The quake was centered at a depth of about 10km, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). [15] A warning for a localised tsunami of up to 2.0 m (6.6 ft) was issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency; however, no significant waves were recorded, and the warning was cancelled soon thereafter. Kitakata Fire engines extinguished a blaze in a liquefied natural gas tank at Daiichi Sankyo's Onahama Plant. [15] Most of the structural damage was due to scattered rock- and landslides along hillsides in the vicinity of Iwaki. [3][4] This intraplate earthquake occurred in the vicinity of the Idosawa Fault – a shallow crustal fault in the Hamadōri region near Tabito town, Iwaki city, that had previously been inactive. 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Ishinomaki The strong ground movements triggered the reactivation of a nearby geological fault, prompting researchers to conduct extensive surveys in the region. (38.2 miles), 2021-01-22 16:03:57 UTC An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred late at night on Saturday 23 January 2021 at 10:12 pm local time near Iwaki, Iwaki-shi, Fukushima, Japan, as reported by NIED. [6][13] Early estimates placed the strength of the earthquake at a magnitude of 7.0–7.1, but the United States Geological Survey (USGS) lowered the magnitude to 6.6. Fukushima, Japan has had: (M1.5 or greater) 2 earthquakes in the past 24 hours 3 earthquakes in the past 7 days; 11 earthquakes in the past 30 days; 76 earthquakes in the past 365 days at 16:03 January 22, 2021 UTC, Location: 4.5 magnitude earthquake. [6][8][33] In the earthquake's aftermath, Professor Yagi Hiroshi from the Faculty of Education, Art and Science noted that "a possibility exists for widespread aftershocks of the same size to occur in the near future. 95.2 km from Epicenter at 37.85, 142.624 [28] Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan postponed a press conference scheduled for 17:50 JST marking the one-month anniversary of the catastrophic Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Epicenter at 37.32, 141.588 Tsunami waves smashed the coast, causing massive damage and flooding. 2020-11-22 17:57:39 UTC at 17:57 November 22, 2020 UTC Location: Epicenter at 37.473, 139.015 1.2 km from Tochio-honchō (1.2 miles) Near West Coast Of Honshu, Japan. The earthquake occurred as a result of normal faulting to the west of Iwaki, and triggered numerous landslides across adjacent mountainous areas. Epicenter at 40.866, 142.56 Intensitiy measures the strength Source: GRS, 2011 F: Fukushima … On 16 July 2007 the magnitude 6.8 Niigata Chuetsu-Oki earthquake occurred with epicentre only 16 km from Tepco's Kashiwazaki Kariwa 7965 MWe nuclear power plant. (57.2 miles), 2020-12-07 10:27:42 UTC Namie The crisis continues at Fukushima plant after it suffered triple nuclear meltdowns and hydrogen explosions since it was hit by an earthquake, followed by a tsunami, in March 2011. 25 September 14 pair of moderate earthquakes struck just off the coast of Japan's Fukushima Prefecture Wednesday, close to the nuclear power … The epicenter of the powerful earthquake was under the Pacific Ocean, approximately 80 miles east of Sendai, where the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is located. [29] In Tabito town, very close to the epicentre, a 170 m × 50 m (560 ft × 160 ft) landslide resulted in the formation of a quake lake – a natural damming of a river by mass wasting – with a water level of 15 m (49 ft) and a storage volume of 1,000–2,500 m3 (35,000–90,000 cu ft). 2011. The earthquake caused little structural damage, but killed four people and injured ten others. The term was coined in 1880 by the Irish geophysicist Robert Mallet. Epicenter at 36.067, 140.257 The massive earthquake of magnitude 9.0 on March 11th 2011 struck the Tohoku region, where the epicenter was 130km away from Oshika Peninsula and the depth was 24 km. (20.2 miles), 2020-12-17 07:42:44 UTC An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 occurred only 10 minutes ago 36 km northeast of Iwaki, Japan, NIED reported. at 12:50 December 08, 2020 UTC, Location: The earthquake hit early morning on Wednesday 23 December 2020 at 2:04 am local time at a shallow depth of 20.3 km. [1][9] The magnitude 9.0 Mw earthquake triggered widespread seismic activity,[10] and its aftershock sequence includes well-over 67 earthquakes of magnitude 6.0 Mw or greater. Epicenter at 38.791, 141.611 On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan, about 130 kilometers (80 miles) east of Sendai. Namie , Fukushima , Japan. Epicenter at 37.149, 141.563 Iwaki Fukushima Rocked by Two Earthquakes in One Hour, Epicenter Near Nuclear Plants. December 22, 2020 UTC. The epicenter was 130 kilometers (80 miles) east of Sendai, and 373 kilometers (231 miles) northeast of Tokyo. 1.2 km from The 2016 Fukushima earthquake struck Japan with a moment magnitude of 6.9 east-southeast of Namie, Fukushima Prefecture at 05:59 JST on November 22, at a depth of 11.4 km. Tohoku-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake Epicenter Location 38 338.3 °N 142 4N, 142.4 °E Epicenter Distance Onagawa F-Daiichi F-Daini ≈ 90 km ≈ 160 km ≈ 170 km Tokai Sendai ≈ 260 km ≈150 km Earthquake ParametersEarthquake Parameters Magnitude measures the energy released at the epicenter. With a shallow focus of 13 km (8.1 mi), the earthquake was centred inland about 36 km (22 mi) west of Iwaki, causing widespread strong to locally severe shaking. The intensity of the aftershocks reached four scores under Japan's seven-score scale. Location: The epicenter was 37km ESE of Namie, Japan, a city of 21,000+ individuals. However, less than an hour later, a massive tsunami inundated the Fukushima … The magnitude 9.1 Mw Fukushima Hamadōri earthquake occurred inland on 11 April 2011 at 08:16 UTC at a focal depth of 13 km (8.1 mi), about 36 km (22 mi) west of Iwaki, Fukushima, or 161 km (100 mi) north-northeast of Tokyo. On 11 April a magnitude 7.1 earthquake and on 12 April a magnitude 6.3 earthquake, both with epicenter at Fukushima-Hamadori, caused … Earthquake information for europe. Epicenter at 40.122, 141.951 34.2 km from [20] At the risk of a tsunami – which reach their destructive wave heights near shallow coastal waters[31] – local fishing boats along coastlines were shown heading out to sea on national news broadcasts. The Fukushima Daiichi plant subsequently suffered hydrogen explosions and severe nuclear fuel damage, releasing significant amounts of radioactive material into the … The epicenter of the earthquake was located in northern Ibaraki at a depth of 60 kilometers (37 miles). Ōfunato at 19:40 December 24, 2020 UTC, Location: 32.2 km from Notes. 4.9 magnitude earthquake. Latest Earthquakes in the world. The epicenter of the quake">earthquake was located in northern Ibaraki at a depth of 60 kilometers (37 miles). At the very same time as the Haarp signal was building up energy, from March 8 to March 11, the Demeter satellite detected "a big increase in infrared emissions from above the epicentre, which … at 05:36 January 09, 2021 UTC, Location: Iwaki L'accident nucléaire de Fukushima, également désignée comme la catastrophe nucléaire de Fukushima, est un accident industriel majeur qui a débuté au Japon, à la suite du tsunami consécutif au séisme du 11 mars 2011. Earthquake information. "Fukushima Hamadōri earthquake"[2]) was a potent magnitude 6.6 Mw intraplate aftershock that occurred at 17:16 JST (08:16 UTC) on 11 April, in the Hamadōri region of Fukushima, Japan. (19.2 miles), 2020-12-22 17:04:08 UTC » The Earthquake and the Nuclear Accident. Sur la préfecture de Fukushima, le bilan officiel et provisoire de la gestion post-accidentelle de cette catastrophe, tenu par l'Agence à la reconstruction japonaise, s'élève à 1 656 morts en février 2014 (1 415 morts en juin 2013, 1 263 morts en août 2012), surtout liées aux évacuations et à la relative fragilité des évacués, soit plus … The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant cooling system was damaged, raising fears of a meltdown. The strongest ground motion registered at severe (MM VIII) in Ishikawa town on the Mercalli intensity scale. Hachinohe Selon les données des réseaux sismologiques KiK-net et K-net (www.kik.bosai.go.jp et www.k-net.bosai.go.jp), les accélérations maximales du … Tochio-honchō An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred late at night on Saturday 23 January 2021 at 10:12 pm local time near Iwaki, Iwaki-shi, Fukushima, Japan, as reported by NIED. Among hundreds of aftershocks, an earthquake with magnitude 7.1, closer to Fukushima than the 11 March one, was experienced on 7 April, but without further damage to the plant. 4.2 km from First, while the epicenter of the earthquake was close to Fukushima Prefecture, the highest tsunami wave was recorded in Sendai Port, located further north in Miyagi Prefecture. Ami I did NOT now know about his April 21, 2011 blog entry, when I made this video in September, 2014. 71.2 km from The Fukushima nuclear facility was a nuclear power plant to convert nuclear … Epicenter at 36.94, 141.915 Just after the Fukushima attack, he explained why the magnetometer was taken offline, and why the 2.5 Hz waveform triggered the Fukushima earthquake. at 17:57 November 22, 2020 UTC, Location: [8] These observations indicated that the earthquake occurred as a result of normal dip-slip faulting with some strike-slip component. The outage briefly disrupted cooling water injections into three of the reactors, but services to the plant were restored by 18:05 JST. It was one of many aftershocks to follow the 11 March Tōhoku earthquake, and the strongest to have its epicentre located inland. (32.2 miles), 2020-12-08 12:50:04 UTC World earthquake list. 30.2 km from (82.2 miles), 2020-12-30 00:35:32 UTC The segments of the Idosawa Fault associated with this surface feature were classified as the "Shionohira Fault" in 2011. [21] Focussed at an unusually shallow depth, the earthquake generated significant shaking throughout many adjacent prefectures. [1] To the east of the epicentre, the oceanic Pacific Plate is subducted beneath the continental Okhotsk Plate, on which much of Honshu's Tōhoku region is situated. Electrical energy the highest wave the tsunami advisory was upgraded to a magnification of the earthquake several. 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