Japan Rattles Again, M5.9 Earthquake

At 11:23hrs UTC (6:23 am) a strong magnitude 5.9 #earthquake occurred offshore Japan – causing light shaking in the capital, Tokyo.  The event, with a focal depth of 40kms, is located 2500+km South of the July 6, 2018 M6.0 Yuhzno, Russia earthquake. Station E1TX is about 96 polar degrees away from the epicenter which is on the cusp of the “#seismic shadow zone” where seismic wave phases are limited / not detected due to the presence of Earth’s liquid outer core.  The P wave, or body wave, is highlighted by a yellow circle on the seismogram recorded by the Raspberry Shake #raspishake #Weston_Quakes

As noted before, earthquakes are not un-common for the region located near the Kuril Islands and #Kuril Trench.  Most importantly, no damaging ground shaking was detected near nuclear facilities.  Minimal personal damages were reported in the Chiba region.  No tsunami warning was issued.  Read more, HERE.

 

 

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