Honshu Coast Earthquake

Very Strong earthquake along the east coast of Honshu, Japan (Ishinomaki area)

Last update: May 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm by By

Update 08:10 UTC : Water pipes broke near the seaport of Shiogama (Miyagi Prefecture), flooding a road.
Some trains were stopped after the quake to check for potential damage.

Update : JMA5+ intensity expected at Ishinomaki-shi Kobuchihama. Based on our experience with Japanese earthquakes, earthquake-report.com considers JMA 5+ intensity as a potentially dangerous shaking.

This quake was felt as far as Tokyo. JMA says it had JMA-Intensity upper five in some parts of Miyagi Prefecture, which might cause some minor damage. So far there are no damage reports.

Image courtesy JMA Japan

Image courtesy JMA Japan

52km (32mi) NE of Namie, Japan
65km (40mi) ESE of Watari, Japan
66km (41mi) ESE of Marumori, Japan
67km (42mi) ESE of Kakuda, Japan
279km (173mi) NE of Tokyo, Japan

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 6

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2013-05-18 05:47:56

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 48 km

from:    http://earthquake-report.com/2013/05/18/very-strong-earthquake-near-east-coast-of-honshu-japan-on-may-18-2013/