Hokkaido, Japan Earthquake 02/02

Strong earthquake felt in northern Honshu and Hokkaido, Japan – 6 persons injured so far in Hokkaido

Last update: February 2, 2013 at 10:52 pm by By

VERY IMPORTANT : There are NO tsunami warnings or advisories for this earthquake (source JMA Japan)

Update  14:33 UTC : JMA Japan reports a Magnitude of 6.4 at 120 km depth which is VERY GOOD NEWS !

Update  14:29 UTC : Preliminary Magnitude of this very strong earthquake : 6.7
JMA 5+ intensity (moderately dangerous) at the following locations : Tokachi-chiho Chubu, Kushiro-chiho Chunambu, Nemuro-chiho Nambu

Intensity map courtesy and copyright JMA Japan

Intensity map courtesy and copyright JMA Japan

Most important Earthquake ata:
Magnitude : 6.7
Local time at epicenter : 2013-02-02 23:17:33 UTC+09:00 at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 93 km
Geo-location(s) :
Tokachi-chiho Chubu
Kushiro-chiho Chunambu
Nemuro-chiho Nambu
61km (38mi) SE of Obihiro, Japan
68km (42mi) SSE of Otofuke, Japan
81km (50mi) SW of Kushiro, Japan
106km (66mi) E of Shizunai, Japan
826km (513mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

Update  22:48 UTC :  No other news or no other reports from FDMA Japan. Today’s earthquake was one with a happy end but was also a grim reminder of the March 11, 2011 tsunami earthquake.
Earthquake-Report.com senses the same way of reacting against powerful quakes in Japan and in Chile. Both countries had massive quakes the last couple of years and people are very well prepared these days. Exchanging experiences on what happened is a part of the routine.  The shaking map below is based on the USGS data which are way stronger than the JMA data (M6.9 @ 102 km vs M6.4 @ 120 km). Based on the many reports we have received from Hokkaido, ER goes for the Japanese JMA scenario.

Hokkaido January 2 2013 earthquake shaking map

Update  17:30 UTC :  FDMA Japan has just published a new report confirming 6 injured persons (all of them in Hokkaido)
Kushiro area: two people injured (minor injury)
Kushiro town: one person injured (minor injury)
Obihiro: 1 wounded (minor injury)
Kitami: 1 wounded (minor injury)
Anping town: one person injured (minor injury)

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