Earthquake off Honshu East Coast Japan

Very strong earthquake at intermediate depth near Ishinomaki, Japan

Last update: August 4, 2013 at 8:40 am by By

Update 08:37 UTC : A third injury is confirmed. It’s a man who fell and hurt his hip.

Update : 2 people injured is the somewhat surprising result of this earthquake at intermediate depth. No specific reports of damage as yet but we will continue to search for eventual damage

Update : JMA Japan reports a Magnitude of M6.0 at a depth of 50 km.
JMA5+ intensity at Ishinomaki-shi Kobuchihama
JMA5- intensity at Wakuya-cho Shimmachi-ura, Osaki-shi Kashimadai*, Ishinomaki-shi Monoucho* and Onagawa-cho Onagawahama*
Based on our experience with Japanese earthquakes, considers JMA 5+ intensity as a potentially dangerous shaking.

A very strong earthquake at intermediate depth struck the Ishinomaki area. Epicenter was offshore.

Image courtesy and copyright JMA Japan

Image courtesy and copyright JMA Japan

57km (35mi) ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan
64km (40mi) ESE of Yamoto, Japan
75km (47mi) ESE of Matsushima, Japan
76km (47mi) E of Shiogama, Japan
340km (211mi) NE of Tokyo, Japan

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.8

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2013-08-04 12:28:52

GMT/UTC Time : 2013-08-04 03:28:52