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Japan – A series of major earthquakes struck off the coast of Japan at around 2:46 pm JST on March 11. One of the earthquakes measured 8.9 in magnitude. Tsunami warnings, watches, and advisories are in effect in multiple locations.
Magnitude 8.9 Date-Time
• Friday, March 11, 2011 at 05:46:23 UTC
• Friday, March 11, 2011 at 02:46:23 PM at epicenter
• Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 38.322°N, 142.369°E Depth 24.4 km (15.2 miles) set by location program Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 130 km (80 miles) E of Sendai, Honshu, Japan178 km (110 miles) E of Yamagata, Honshu, Japan178 km (110 miles) ENE of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan373 km (231 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan Location
Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 13.5 km (8.4 miles); depth fixed by location program Parameters NST=350, Nph=351, Dmin=416.3 km, Rmss=1.46 sec, Gp= 29°,M-type="moment" magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=A Source
• USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)