Massive earthquake out of the East Coast Of Honshu, Japan – Extended Tsunami shores advisory
Last update: October 25, 2013 at 5:56 pm by By Ashish Khanal
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Update 17:51 UTC : JMA Japan has extended the reach of the Tsunami waves along almost the full North Eastern Honshu shoreline. NO tsunami higher than 1 meter is expected though
Update 17:51 UTC : More information about the expected tsunami (max. wave 1 meter) – IWATE PREF. 1 m, MIYAGI PREF. #1 m, FUKUSHIMA PREF. 1 m, IBARAKI PREF. 1 m and UJUKURI AND SOTOBO AREA, CHIBA PREF. 1 m.
What means a Tsunami height of 1 meter ? : 1 m People will be caught in a strong current in the sea. Fish farming facilities will be washed away and small vessels will capsize.
Update 17:49 UTC : Some stronger waves (tsunami advisory) are still expected (18:00 UTC and 18:20 UTC) :
Update 17:39 UTC : Tsunami message for the Pacific Ocean (many people are waiting for this ) – NO DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.
Update 17:36 UTC : The epicenter of this earthquake is in the vicinity of Joban Seamount Chain (underwater volcano).
Update 17:34 UTC : We are convinced that the shaking will NOT be damaging. The maximum shaking value as reported by the Japanese agency JMA is JMA4 (Miyagi-ken Hokubu, Miyagi-ken Nambu, Miyagi-ken Chubu, Fukushima-ken Nakadori, Ibaraki-ken Hokubu, Tochigi-ken Hokubu and Tochigi-ken Nambu)
JMA4 : * Most people are startled.
* Hanging objects such as lamps swing significantly.
* Unstable ornaments may fall.
Update 17:27 UTC : JMA Japan reports now a Magntude of 6.8, a lot weaker than the initially reported 7.3 (by other agencies)
Update 17:17 UTC : Max. intensity 4JMA, thats not damaging (preliminary report)
Update 17:20 UTC : Tsunami advisory for FUKUSHIMA
Update 17:23 UTC : The epicenter is luckily hundreds of kms out of the coast
Image courtesy JMA Japan
325km (202mi) ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan
326km (203mi) E of Namie, Japan
331km (206mi) SE of Ofunato, Japan
333km (207mi) ESE of Yamoto, Japan
475km (295mi) ENE of Tokyo, Japan
Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 7.3
Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown
GMT/UTC Time : 2013-10-25 17:10:17
Depth (Hypocenter) : 5 km