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M7.3 earthquake - 245km SE of Kamaishi, Japan, Friday, 7 December 2012 at 08:18 (GMT)

Major mag. 7.3 earthquake - 245km SE of Kamaishi, Japan on Friday, 7 December 2012

Major mag. 7.3 earthquake  - 245km SE of Kamaishi, Japan on Friday, 7 December 2012
Date & time: Friday, 7 December 2012 08:18 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Fri, 7 Dec 2012 18:18
Magnitude: 7.3
Depth: 36.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.8885°N / 144.09°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Narugo (357 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5.6*10^15 J (1562 GWh / 1.3*10^6 tons of TNT / 84 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 7 Dec 2012
Fri, 7 Dec 08:18 UTCM 7.3 / 33 kmOff East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
Fri, 7 Dec 08:18 UTCM 7.3 / 36 kmOff The East Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu
Fri, 7 Dec 08:18 UTCM 7.4 / 46 km三陸沖 (Off Sanriku)JMA
Fri, 7 Dec 08:18 UTCM 7.7 / 10 kmOff East Coast of Honshu, JapanBMKG

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
yufyuog / not felt
Misawa (Japan) (372 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Earthquake started small seemed like one small shock then slowed down,. Then it increased and shook my h more strongly.Lasted about 3-5 minutes. Tsunami warning for Misawa for half meter wave and one meter for Sendai area. (via EMSC)
Yokosuka (Japan) (482 km SW from epicenter)(no details): It seemed to last a long time. I felt like I was on a ship. (via EMSC)
Tsukuba (Japan) (400 km SW from epicenter)(no details): shaking time was very long (via EMSC)


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