7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Izu Islands, Japan Region – Jan 1, 2012

An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale hits Izu Islands, Japan region at 14:27:54 local time on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.

The epicenter is 495 km southwest of the capitcal Tokyo, which felt the tremor.

But so far there have been no reports of casualties or property damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

Magnitude 7.0
Location 31.416°N, 138.155°E
Depth 348.5 km (216.6 miles)
Distances 242 km (150 miles) SW of Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands, Japan
365 km (226 miles) S of Hamamatsu, Honshu, Japan
393 km (244 miles) S of Shizuoka, Honshu, Japan
495 km (307 miles) SSW of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.3 km (8.9 miles); depth +/- 9.7 km (6.0 miles)
Parameters NST=618, Nph=618, Dmin=244.9 km, Rmss=0.67 sec, Gp= 25°,
M-type=”moment” magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=9
  • Magnitude: NOAA West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, Palmer, Alaska, USA
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc0007fbh

Source and author: earthquake.usgs.gov

One response to “7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Izu Islands, Japan Region – Jan 1, 2012

  1. How about “THAT” first so called large quake and the cause of the Tsunami, being not linked at all, but that the trench was used to set off a man made blast to cause the Tsunami !
    How about the possibility of the Japanese being warned, not to purchase Enriched Nuclear Chemicals from Iran ? Then subsequent “Stop it or we will cause havoc in Japan” Threat USA/ISRAEL!
    Perhaps Israel Government can help with the fact of the matter !
    In any case, this one was a quake, but not the Tsunami Quake !