7.3 M Earthquake Off Coast of Honshu Japan

7.3 M Earthquake Off Coast of Honshu Japan

earthquake_japan_nov2016_cNovember 21, 2016 – A 7.3 Magnitude earthquake was recorded off of the east coast of Japan today. This is a major event that started at 3:59 PM EST or 5:59 AM Tuesday November 22 local time by Honshu, Japan. This is the same area where the April 11, 2011 quake hit that damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant and produced a deadly tsunami. That event was a 6.6M.

earthquake_japan_nov2016_fAccording the US Geologic Survey, the preliminary report was 6.9 M but 7.3 seems to be the going measurement. It was located 37 km east southeast of Namie, Japan.

A local tsunami warning was issued for the Fukushima Perfecture and advisories fore the rest of the western Japanese coast… posted below. There has been no widespread tsunami warnings for the rest of the Pacific including Hawaii or the west coast of the US/Canada.

 

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Notice:

TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST...UPDATED
---------------------------------

  * TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 0.3 TO 1 METERS ABOVE 
THE TIDE LEVEL ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOME COASTS OF
JAPAN.


  * ACTUAL AMPLITUDES AT THE COAST MAY VARY FROM 
FORECAST
    AMPLITUDES DUE TO UNCERTAINTIES IN THE FORECAST AND LOCAL
    FEATURES. IN PARTICULAR MAXIMUM TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ON ATOLLS
    AND AT LOCATIONS WITH FRINGING OR BARRIER REEFS WILL LIKELY
    BE MUCH SMALLER THAN THE FORECAST INDICATES.

  * FOR OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS PRODUCT A FORECAST HAS NOT
    YET BEEN COMPUTED. THE FORECAST WILL BE EXPANDED IF
    NECESSARY IN SUBSEQUENT PRODUCTS.
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Also see:

Tsunami Waves Reach California: Maps From Chile 8.3M Quake Sep 16

Chile Earthquake First Photos And Videos September 16

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