Magnitude 6.3 off the east coast of Honshu. Japan 20-May-12 (b0009uu3)

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  • Magnitude: 6.3 Mw (was 6.4 M)
  • Date-Time:
    • Sunday, May 20, 2012 @ 07:20:37
    • Location: 39.727°N,  143.037°E
    • Depth: 15.6 km
    • Region: off the east coast of Honshu. Japan
    • Distances:
      • 93km (57mi) E of Miyako, Japan
      • 97km (60mi) ENE of Yamada, Japan
      • 105km (65mi) ENE of Otsuchi, Japan
      • 111km (68mi) ENE of Kamaishi, Japan
      • 536km (333mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan
    • Event ID: usb0009uu3

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    Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green

    Shake Map
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    Shaking Intensity Map
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    Shaking Intensity Legend
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    Historic Seismicity 2012


    Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green

    P-Wave travel times
    b0009uu3_travelTimes

    Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times
    City Distance
    (degrees)
    Travel Time
    (min:secs)
    Arrival Time
    UTC
    Phase
    Tokyo, Japan 4.82 1:12.0 7:21:49.0 Pn
    Beijing, China 20.42 4:36.4 7:25:13.4 P
    Agana, Guam 26.20 5:34.0 7:26:11.0 P
    Anchorage, Alaska 45.37 8:17.5 7:28:54.5 P
    Kathmandu, Nepal 48.74 8:43.8 7:29:20.8 P
    Honolulu, Hawaii 53.20 9:17.4 7:29:54.4 P
    Seattle, Washington 64.66 10:37.0 7:31:14.0 P
    Moscow, Russia 65.82 10:44.5 7:31:21.5 P
    Brisbane, Australia 67.52 10:55.4 7:31:32.4 P
    San Francisco, California 70.13 11:11.7 7:31:48.7 P
    Bergen, Norway 74.39 11:37.2 7:32:14.2 P
    Los Angeles, California 75.07 11:41.1 7:32:18.1 P
    Golden, Colorado 79.34 12:05.1 7:32:42.1 P
    Phoenix, Arizona 79.43 12:05.5 7:32:42.5 P
    Duluth, Minnesota 80.82 12:13.1 7:32:50.1 P
    Albuquerque, New Mexico 81.69 12:17.7 7:32:54.7 P
    London, England 83.64 12:27.8 7:33:04.8 P
    Wichita, Kansas 85.07 12:35.0 7:33:12.0 P
    Wellington, New Zealand 85.64 12:37.9 7:33:14.9 P
    Rome, Italy 87.19 12:45.5 7:33:22.5 P
    St. Louis, Missouri 87.99 12:49.3 7:33:26.3 P
    Ottawa, Canada 88.38 12:51.2 7:33:28.2 P
    Bangor, Maine 91.13 13:04.0 7:33:41.0 P
    Knoxville, Tennessee 92.58 13:10.7 7:33:47.7 P
    Boston, Massachusetts 92.66 13:11.0 7:33:48.0 P
    New York, New York 93.12 13:13.2 7:33:50.2 P
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 93.37 13:14.3 7:33:51.3 P
    Washington, D.C. 93.58 13:15.3 7:33:52.3 P
    Brownsville, Texas 93.74 13:16.0 7:33:53.0 P
    Mexico City, Mexico 97.42 13:32.7 7:34:09.7 P
    Nairobi, Kenya 103.26 13:58.6 7:34:35.6 Pdiff
    Miami, Florida 103.39 13:59.2 7:34:36.2 Pdiff
    San Juan, Puerto Rico 116.01 14:55.2 7:35:32.2 Pdiff
    Lima, Peru 135.21 16:20.4 7:36:57.4 Pdiff
    Palmer Station, Antarctica 148.20 19:42.4 7:40:19.4 PKPdf

    Moment Tensor Solutions(Notes)

    USGS Centroid Moment Solution not available at this time.

    USGS Body-Wave Moment Tensor Solution

    12/05/20 07:20:37.94
    
    Epicenter:  39.727  143.037
    MW 6.3
    
    USGS MOMENT TENSOR SOLUTION
    Depth  19         No. of sta: 121
    Moment Tensor;   Scale 10**18 Nm
      Mrr= 1.26       Mtt= 0.32
      Mpp=-1.58       Mrt= 1.43
      Mrp= 2.59       Mtp= 0.31
     Principal axes:
      T  Val=  3.42  Plg=53  Azm=313
      N       -0.24      16      200
      P       -3.18      32      100
    
    Best Double Couple:Mo=3.3*10**18
     NP1:Strike= 24 Dip=79 Slip= 107
     NP2:       146     20        34
    
    

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    USGS WPhase Moment Solution

    12/ 5/20  7:20:37.00
    
    Epicenter:  39.727  143.037
    MW 6.3
    
    USGS/WPHASE CENTROID MOMENT TENSOR
    12/ 5/20  7:20:37.00
    Centroid:   39.627  143.427
    Depth  11         No. of sta: 40
    Moment Tensor;   Scale 10**18 Nm
      Mrr= 1.57       Mtt=-0.35
      Mpp=-1.22       Mrt= 0.49
      Mrp= 2.64       Mtp=-0.28
     Principal axes:
      T  Val=  3.18  Plg=58  Azm=278
      N     = -0.28       1       11
      P     = -2.90      30      102
    
    Best Double Couple:Mo=3.1*10**18
     NP1:Strike=199 Dip=14 Slip=  97
     NP2:        11     76        88
    

    Historic Tensor Solutions

    Phase Data (By arrival time)

    Station         Phase    Mag Type Arrival Time             Delta     Az   Ampl Src     P/Wt  A/Wt Status    
    
    JP.ASAJ.--.BHZ  Pn                2012-05-20T07:21:43.480Z   4.4  355.8        NEIC    0.58       Revised   
    IU.MAJO.--.BHZ  Pn                2012-05-20T07:21:51.570Z        231.7        NEIC    0.56       Revised   
    JP.JHJ2.--.BHZ  Pn                2012-05-20T07:22:19.320Z   7.1  202.5        NEIC    0.52       Revised   
    IC.MDJ.--.BHZ   Pn                2012-05-20T07:23:15.270Z        300.5        NEIC    0.45       Revised   
    IU.MA2.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:25:14.560Z         11.3        NEIC    0.65       Revised   
    IU.YAK.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:25:48.450Z        344.3        NEIC    0.73       Revised   
    TW.NACB.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:25:48.720Z  23.8  235.8        NEIC    0.73       Revised   
    TW.TPUB.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:25:59.240Z  25.1  235.9        NEIC    0.77       Revised   
    FB.SONA1.--.SHZ P                 2012-05-20T07:26:24.780Z  27.5  299.4        NEIC    0.82       Revised   
    IC.ENH.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:26:36.670Z        261.5        NEIC    0.83       Revised   
    II.TLY.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:26:43.970Z        307.0        NEIC    0.84       Revised   
    IU.BILL.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:26:57.000Z         16.8        NEIC    0.85       Revised   
    IU.MIDW.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:27:25.690Z         97.1        NEIC    0.88       Revised   
    FB.ZAA0.--.SHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:28:22.050Z  41.1  310.2        NEIC    0.93       Revised   
    IC.LSA.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:28:42.000Z        273.3        NEIC    0.96       Revised   
    FB.MK01.--.SHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:28:43.440Z  43.8  300.1        NEIC    0.96       Revised   
    KZ.MKAR.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:28:44.100Z  43.8  300.1        NEIC    0.96       Revised   
    AK.COLD.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:28:53.110Z  45.2   30.2        NEIC    0.98       Revised   
    II.KURK.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:28:55.690Z        306.3        NEIC    0.98       Revised   
    AK.PPD.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:29:08.050Z  47.1   32.6        NEIC       1       Revised   
    AK.SCRK.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:29:13.520Z  47.9   34.6        NEIC       1       Revised   
    AK.DOT.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:29:14.990Z  47.9   35.1        NEIC       1       Revised   
    KR.FRU1.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:29:34.920Z  50.2  297.2        NEIC    1.03       Automatic 
    CN.INK.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:29:41.190Z  51.4   28.2        NEIC    1.04       Revised   
    PT.OPA.--.HHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:29:53.070Z  52.9   91.5        NEIC    1.04       Automatic 
    IM.KK31.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:29:53.570Z  52.9  298.9        NEIC    1.04       Revised   
    IU.KIP.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:29:53.870Z         91.8        NEIC    1.04       Automatic 
    II.ARU.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:30:10.610Z        317.7        NEIC    1.05       Revised   
    CN.DIB.--.HHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:30:19.330Z  56.4   45.9        NEIC    1.05       Revised   
    KZ.ABKAR.--.BHZ P                 2012-05-20T07:30:23.910Z  57.2  309.4        NEIC    1.05       Revised   
    IU.KBS.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:30:30.790Z        350.1        NEIC    1.06       Revised   
    CN.BBB.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:30:38.240Z  59.3   45.7        NEIC    1.06       Revised   
    AU.WC3.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:30:41.080Z  59.9  189.4        NEIC    1.06       Revised   
    FB.WB2.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:30:41.370Z  59.9  189.5        NEIC    1.06       Revised   
    IM.ARE0.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:30:55.940Z  61.9  339.3        NEIC    1.06       Revised   
    FB.ARA0.--.SHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:30:56.370Z  61.9  339.3        NEIC    1.06       Revised   
    DK.TULEG.--.BHZ P                 2012-05-20T07:30:57.870Z  62.3    8.0        NEIC    1.06       Revised   
    CN.LLLB.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:31:05.620Z  63.4   45.1        NEIC    1.07       Revised   
    II.PALK.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:31:11.950Z        257.5        NEIC    1.07       Revised   
    IU.MBWA.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:31:12.930Z        204.2        NEIC    1.07       Revised   
    UW.MRBL.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:31:16.080Z  64.8   46.9        NEIC    1.07       Revised   
    AU.EIDS.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:31:18.670Z  65.2  172.0        NEIC    1.07       Automatic 
    UW.BLOW.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:31:27.050Z  66.4   50.8        NEIC    1.07       Revised   
    NC.KBO.--.HHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:31:27.080Z  66.5   53.9        NEIC    1.07       Revised   
    IM.FIA1.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:31:29.440Z  67.0  332.3        NEIC    1.07       Revised   
    UW.DDRF.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:31:31.330Z  67.2   47.8        NEIC    1.08       Revised   
    BK.JCC.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:31:33.600Z         55.1        NEIC    1.08       Revised   
    DK.ILULI.--.BHZ P                 2012-05-20T07:31:52.760Z  70.9    5.3        NEIC    1.08       Revised   
    GS.RDG13.--.BHZ P                 2012-05-20T07:31:54.030Z         57.0        NEIC    1.08       Revised   
    AU.STKA.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:31:55.330Z  71.3  181.3        NEIC    1.08       Revised   
    NN.VCN.--.HHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:31:55.810Z  71.0   54.4        NEIC    1.08       Revised   
    US.EGMT.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:31:56.800Z         42.5        NEIC    1.08       Revised   
    US.BOZ.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:32:00.310Z         45.3        NEIC    1.09       Revised   
    II.UOSS.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:32:01.560Z        288.0        NEIC    1.09       Revised   
    NN.KVN.--.HHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:32:01.950Z  72.1   53.8        NEIC    1.09       Revised   
    MB.QLMT.--.EHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:32:05.570Z  72.5   45.9        NEIC    1.09       Automatic 
    AU.LHI.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:32:07.170Z  72.4  165.6        NEIC    1.09       Automatic 
    LB.DAC.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:32:14.760Z  74.1   55.9        NEIC    1.09       Automatic 
    CI.OSI.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:32:16.520Z  74.4   57.8        NEIC    1.09       Automatic 
    CI.PASC.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:32:19.640Z         57.9        NEIC    1.09       Automatic 
    G.CAN.--.BHZ    P                 2012-05-20T07:32:20.260Z        174.9        NEIC    1.09       Automatic 
    IU.NWAO.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:32:25.590Z        202.2        NEIC     1.1       Automatic 
    TU.ILGA.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:32:33.550Z        313.0        NEIC     1.1       Automatic 
    CI.GLA.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:32:36.540Z  77.9   57.0        NEIC     1.1       Automatic 
    IM.BR231.--.BHZ P                 2012-05-20T07:32:40.570Z  78.4  312.6        NEIC     1.1       Automatic 
    II.DGAR.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:32:49.220Z        251.9        NEIC     1.1       Automatic 
    US.OGNE.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:32:50.270Z         44.1        NEIC     1.1       Automatic 
    FB.GEA0.--.SHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:32:51.310Z  81.1  328.9        NEIC    1.11       Revised   
    CZ.KHC.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:32:51.490Z  80.9  329.2        NEIC    1.11       Revised   
    II.ESK.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:32:51.590Z        341.3        NEIC    1.11       Revised   
    GE.ISP.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:32:51.710Z  81.1  312.4        NEIC    1.11       Revised   
    MN.VTS.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:32:54.310Z  81.6  319.8        NEIC    1.11       Revised   
    MN.DIVS.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:32:57.350Z  82.0  322.5        NEIC    1.11       Revised   
    CN.SCHQ.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:32:58.250Z  82.4   16.9        NEIC    1.11       Revised   
    SC.LPM.--.EHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:32:59.240Z  82.2   51.4        NEIC    1.11       Automatic 
    MX.HSIG.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:02.840Z  83.1   57.9        NEIC    1.11       Automatic 
    GE.WLF.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:33:03.040Z  83.2  333.5        NEIC    1.11       Revised   
    TA.H41A.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:03.720Z  83.6   34.8        NEIC     1.1       Automatic 
    TA.G42A.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:04.200Z  83.6   33.7        NEIC     1.1       Automatic 
    GE.DSB.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:33:05.190Z  83.7  342.1        NEIC     1.1       Revised   
    TA.G43A.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:05.660Z  83.9   33.3        NEIC    1.09       Revised   
    TA.H42A.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:06.850Z  84.2   34.2        NEIC    1.08       Revised   
    TA.H43A.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:08.240Z  84.5   33.8        NEIC    1.07       Revised   
    US.KSU1.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:08.620Z         42.3        NEIC    1.07       Revised   
    US.SCIA.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:11.750Z         38.5        NEIC    1.09       Automatic 
    MN.CUC.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:33:24.880Z  87.2  322.3        NEIC    0.99       Automatic 
    G.SSB.--.BHZ    P                 2012-05-20T07:33:26.040Z        332.2        NEIC    0.98       Automatic 
    TA.TUL1.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:26.820Z  87.3   43.9        NEIC    0.98       Automatic 
    NM.OLIL.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:31.040Z  89.0   37.4        NEIC    0.94       Automatic 
    US.LONY.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:33.620Z         25.8        NEIC    0.92       Automatic 
    TA.N54A.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:39.850Z  90.6   31.0        NEIC    0.89       Automatic 
    US.PKME.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:40.200Z         22.1        NEIC     0.9       Automatic 
    TA.435B.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:40.470Z  90.1   48.4        NEIC    0.91       Automatic 
    US.LBNH.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:41.100Z         24.2        NEIC    0.89       Automatic 
    US.BINY.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:41.970Z         27.8        NEIC    0.88       Automatic 
    NE.HNH.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:33:42.500Z  91.0   24.7        NEIC    0.88       Automatic 
    NE.WVL.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:33:42.640Z  91.1   22.6        NEIC    0.88       Automatic 
    NE.TRY.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:33:44.060Z  91.4   26.1        NEIC    0.87       Automatic 
    LD.KSPA.--.HHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:44.470Z  91.7   28.0        NEIC    0.87       Revised   
    IU.HRV.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:33:48.590Z         24.8        NEIC    0.85       Automatic 
    MY.KOM.--.BHZ   S                 2012-05-20T07:37:08.360Z  51.9  233.5        NEIC    0.32       Automatic 
    IM.ROSC.--.BHZ  PKPdf             2012-05-20T07:39:35.720Z 123.9   46.5        NEIC    0.95       Revised   
    GT.LBTB.--.BHZ  PKPdf             2012-05-20T07:39:39.150Z        266.2        NEIC     0.9       Revised   
    SC.LAZ.--.EHZ   S                 2012-05-20T07:43:15.790Z  82.0   51.7        NEIC     0.3       Automatic 
    

    Phase Data (By Network)

    Station         Phase    Mag Type Arrival Time             Delta     Az   Ampl Src     P/Wt  A/Wt Status    
    
    AK.COLD.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:28:53.110Z  45.2   30.2        NEIC    0.98       Revised   
    AK.DOT.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:29:14.990Z  47.9   35.1        NEIC       1       Revised   
    AK.PPD.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:29:08.050Z  47.1   32.6        NEIC       1       Revised   
    AK.SCRK.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:29:13.520Z  47.9   34.6        NEIC       1       Revised   
    AU.EIDS.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:31:18.670Z  65.2  172.0        NEIC    1.07       Automatic 
    AU.LHI.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:32:07.170Z  72.4  165.6        NEIC    1.09       Automatic 
    AU.STKA.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:31:55.330Z  71.3  181.3        NEIC    1.08       Revised   
    AU.WC3.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:30:41.080Z  59.9  189.4        NEIC    1.06       Revised   
    BK.JCC.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:31:33.600Z         55.1        NEIC    1.08       Revised   
    CI.GLA.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:32:36.540Z  77.9   57.0        NEIC     1.1       Automatic 
    CI.OSI.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:32:16.520Z  74.4   57.8        NEIC    1.09       Automatic 
    CI.PASC.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:32:19.640Z         57.9        NEIC    1.09       Automatic 
    CN.BBB.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:30:38.240Z  59.3   45.7        NEIC    1.06       Revised   
    CN.DIB.--.HHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:30:19.330Z  56.4   45.9        NEIC    1.05       Revised   
    CN.INK.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:29:41.190Z  51.4   28.2        NEIC    1.04       Revised   
    CN.LLLB.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:31:05.620Z  63.4   45.1        NEIC    1.07       Revised   
    CN.SCHQ.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:32:58.250Z  82.4   16.9        NEIC    1.11       Revised   
    CZ.KHC.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:32:51.490Z  80.9  329.2        NEIC    1.11       Revised   
    DK.ILULI.--.BHZ P                 2012-05-20T07:31:52.760Z  70.9    5.3        NEIC    1.08       Revised   
    DK.TULEG.--.BHZ P                 2012-05-20T07:30:57.870Z  62.3    8.0        NEIC    1.06       Revised   
    FB.ARA0.--.SHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:30:56.370Z  61.9  339.3        NEIC    1.06       Revised   
    FB.GEA0.--.SHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:32:51.310Z  81.1  328.9        NEIC    1.11       Revised   
    FB.MK01.--.SHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:28:43.440Z  43.8  300.1        NEIC    0.96       Revised   
    FB.SONA1.--.SHZ P                 2012-05-20T07:26:24.780Z  27.5  299.4        NEIC    0.82       Revised   
    FB.WB2.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:30:41.370Z  59.9  189.5        NEIC    1.06       Revised   
    FB.ZAA0.--.SHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:28:22.050Z  41.1  310.2        NEIC    0.93       Revised   
    G.CAN.--.BHZ    P                 2012-05-20T07:32:20.260Z        174.9        NEIC    1.09       Automatic 
    G.SSB.--.BHZ    P                 2012-05-20T07:33:26.040Z        332.2        NEIC    0.98       Automatic 
    GE.DSB.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:33:05.190Z  83.7  342.1        NEIC     1.1       Revised   
    GE.ISP.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:32:51.710Z  81.1  312.4        NEIC    1.11       Revised   
    GE.WLF.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:33:03.040Z  83.2  333.5        NEIC    1.11       Revised   
    GS.RDG13.--.BHZ P                 2012-05-20T07:31:54.030Z         57.0        NEIC    1.08       Revised   
    GT.LBTB.--.BHZ  PKPdf             2012-05-20T07:39:39.150Z        266.2        NEIC     0.9       Revised   
    IC.ENH.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:26:36.670Z        261.5        NEIC    0.83       Revised   
    IC.LSA.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:28:42.000Z        273.3        NEIC    0.96       Revised   
    IC.MDJ.--.BHZ   Pn                2012-05-20T07:23:15.270Z        300.5        NEIC    0.45       Revised   
    II.ARU.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:30:10.610Z        317.7        NEIC    1.05       Revised   
    II.DGAR.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:32:49.220Z        251.9        NEIC     1.1       Automatic 
    II.ESK.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:32:51.590Z        341.3        NEIC    1.11       Revised   
    II.KURK.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:28:55.690Z        306.3        NEIC    0.98       Revised   
    II.PALK.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:31:11.950Z        257.5        NEIC    1.07       Revised   
    II.TLY.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:26:43.970Z        307.0        NEIC    0.84       Revised   
    II.UOSS.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:32:01.560Z        288.0        NEIC    1.09       Revised   
    IM.ARE0.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:30:55.940Z  61.9  339.3        NEIC    1.06       Revised   
    IM.BR231.--.BHZ P                 2012-05-20T07:32:40.570Z  78.4  312.6        NEIC     1.1       Automatic 
    IM.FIA1.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:31:29.440Z  67.0  332.3        NEIC    1.07       Revised   
    IM.KK31.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:29:53.570Z  52.9  298.9        NEIC    1.04       Revised   
    IM.ROSC.--.BHZ  PKPdf             2012-05-20T07:39:35.720Z 123.9   46.5        NEIC    0.95       Revised   
    IU.BILL.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:26:57.000Z         16.8        NEIC    0.85       Revised   
    IU.HRV.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:33:48.590Z         24.8        NEIC    0.85       Automatic 
    IU.KBS.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:30:30.790Z        350.1        NEIC    1.06       Revised   
    IU.KIP.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:29:53.870Z         91.8        NEIC    1.04       Automatic 
    IU.MA2.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:25:14.560Z         11.3        NEIC    0.65       Revised   
    IU.MAJO.--.BHZ  Pn                2012-05-20T07:21:51.570Z        231.7        NEIC    0.56       Revised   
    IU.MBWA.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:31:12.930Z        204.2        NEIC    1.07       Revised   
    IU.MIDW.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:27:25.690Z         97.1        NEIC    0.88       Revised   
    IU.NWAO.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:32:25.590Z        202.2        NEIC     1.1       Automatic 
    IU.YAK.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:25:48.450Z        344.3        NEIC    0.73       Revised   
    JP.ASAJ.--.BHZ  Pn                2012-05-20T07:21:43.480Z   4.4  355.8        NEIC    0.58       Revised   
    JP.JHJ2.--.BHZ  Pn                2012-05-20T07:22:19.320Z   7.1  202.5        NEIC    0.52       Revised   
    KR.FRU1.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:29:34.920Z  50.2  297.2        NEIC    1.03       Automatic 
    KZ.ABKAR.--.BHZ P                 2012-05-20T07:30:23.910Z  57.2  309.4        NEIC    1.05       Revised   
    KZ.MKAR.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:28:44.100Z  43.8  300.1        NEIC    0.96       Revised   
    LB.DAC.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:32:14.760Z  74.1   55.9        NEIC    1.09       Automatic 
    LD.KSPA.--.HHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:44.470Z  91.7   28.0        NEIC    0.87       Revised   
    MB.QLMT.--.EHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:32:05.570Z  72.5   45.9        NEIC    1.09       Automatic 
    MN.CUC.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:33:24.880Z  87.2  322.3        NEIC    0.99       Automatic 
    MN.DIVS.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:32:57.350Z  82.0  322.5        NEIC    1.11       Revised   
    MN.VTS.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:32:54.310Z  81.6  319.8        NEIC    1.11       Revised   
    MX.HSIG.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:02.840Z  83.1   57.9        NEIC    1.11       Automatic 
    MY.KOM.--.BHZ   S                 2012-05-20T07:37:08.360Z  51.9  233.5        NEIC    0.32       Automatic 
    NC.KBO.--.HHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:31:27.080Z  66.5   53.9        NEIC    1.07       Revised   
    NE.HNH.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:33:42.500Z  91.0   24.7        NEIC    0.88       Automatic 
    NE.TRY.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:33:44.060Z  91.4   26.1        NEIC    0.87       Automatic 
    NE.WVL.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:33:42.640Z  91.1   22.6        NEIC    0.88       Automatic 
    NM.OLIL.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:31.040Z  89.0   37.4        NEIC    0.94       Automatic 
    NN.KVN.--.HHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:32:01.950Z  72.1   53.8        NEIC    1.09       Revised   
    NN.VCN.--.HHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:31:55.810Z  71.0   54.4        NEIC    1.08       Revised   
    PT.OPA.--.HHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:29:53.070Z  52.9   91.5        NEIC    1.04       Automatic 
    SC.LAZ.--.EHZ   S                 2012-05-20T07:43:15.790Z  82.0   51.7        NEIC     0.3       Automatic 
    SC.LPM.--.EHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:32:59.240Z  82.2   51.4        NEIC    1.11       Automatic 
    TA.435B.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:40.470Z  90.1   48.4        NEIC    0.91       Automatic 
    TA.G42A.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:04.200Z  83.6   33.7        NEIC     1.1       Automatic 
    TA.G43A.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:05.660Z  83.9   33.3        NEIC    1.09       Revised   
    TA.H41A.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:03.720Z  83.6   34.8        NEIC     1.1       Automatic 
    TA.H42A.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:06.850Z  84.2   34.2        NEIC    1.08       Revised   
    TA.H43A.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:08.240Z  84.5   33.8        NEIC    1.07       Revised   
    TA.N54A.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:39.850Z  90.6   31.0        NEIC    0.89       Automatic 
    TA.TUL1.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:26.820Z  87.3   43.9        NEIC    0.98       Automatic 
    TU.ILGA.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:32:33.550Z        313.0        NEIC     1.1       Automatic 
    TW.NACB.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:25:48.720Z  23.8  235.8        NEIC    0.73       Revised   
    TW.TPUB.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:25:59.240Z  25.1  235.9        NEIC    0.77       Revised   
    US.BINY.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:41.970Z         27.8        NEIC    0.88       Automatic 
    US.BOZ.--.BHZ   P                 2012-05-20T07:32:00.310Z         45.3        NEIC    1.09       Revised   
    US.EGMT.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:31:56.800Z         42.5        NEIC    1.08       Revised   
    US.KSU1.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:08.620Z         42.3        NEIC    1.07       Revised   
    US.LBNH.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:41.100Z         24.2        NEIC    0.89       Automatic 
    US.LONY.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:33.620Z         25.8        NEIC    0.92       Automatic 
    US.OGNE.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:32:50.270Z         44.1        NEIC     1.1       Automatic 
    US.PKME.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:40.200Z         22.1        NEIC     0.9       Automatic 
    US.SCIA.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:33:11.750Z         38.5        NEIC    1.09       Automatic 
    UW.BLOW.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:31:27.050Z  66.4   50.8        NEIC    1.07       Revised   
    UW.DDRF.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:31:31.330Z  67.2   47.8        NEIC    1.08       Revised   
    UW.MRBL.--.BHZ  P                 2012-05-20T07:31:16.080Z  64.8   46.9        NEIC    1.07       Revised   
    

    Tsunami Information
    No tsunami bulletin issued by NOAA from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre

    Lunar and Celestial Data

    Relative position of the Moon at the time of the earthquake.

    View from Moon: 399931 km above 19°28'N 61°E

    Epicentral distance (Moon position to earthquake epicentre)</p?

    14 ← Perigee → 14 | 1 ← Apogee → 27

    Lunar Perigee and Apogee
    Perigee Apogee
      Jan 2 20:20 404579 km F-6d11h
    Jan 17 21:29 369882 km N-5d10h Jan 30 17:43 404324 km N+7d10h
    Feb 11 18:33 367919 km F+3d20h Feb 27 14:03 404862 km N+5d15h
    Mar 10 10:03 362399 km F+2d 0h Mar 26 6:05 405779 km N+3d15h
    Apr 7 17:00 358313 km F+ 21h Apr 22 13:50 406420 km – N+1d 6h
    May 6 3:34 356953 km ++ F- 0h May 19 16:14 406450 km — N-1d 7h
    Jun 3 13:21 358482 km F- 21h Jun 16 1:25 405790 km N-3d13h
    Jul 1 18:02 362361 km F-2d 0h Jul 13 16:48 404782 km N-5d11h
    Jul 29 8:31 367317 km F-3d18h Aug 10 10:53 404124 km N-7d 5h
    Aug 23 19:40 369730 km N+6d 3h Sep 7 6:01 404295 km F+6d16h
    Sep 19 2:53 365748 km N+3d 0h Oct 5 0:44 405161 km F+4d21h
    Oct 17 1:03 360672 km N+1d13h Nov 1 15:31 406049 km + F+2d19h
    Nov 14 10:23 357360 km – N+ 12h Nov 28 19:36 406364 km + F+ 4h
    Dec 12 23:15 357073 km – N- 9h Dec 25 21:21 406099 km + F-2d13h

    See Fourmilab for more details

    0 ← New Moon → 30 | 14 ← Full Moon → 15

    New and Full Moon times
    New Full
    2011 Dec 24 18:08 2012 Jan 9 7:32
    2012 Jan 23 7:42 2012 Feb 7 21:56
    2012 Feb 21 22:37 2012 Mar 8 9:42
    2012 Mar 22 14:39 2012 Apr 6 19:20
    2012 Apr 21 7:20 2012 May 6 3:36
    2012 May 20 23:48 2012 Jun 4 11:12
    2012 Jun 19 15:03 2012 Jul 3 18:52
    2012 Jul 19 4:25 2012 Aug 2 3:27
    2012 Aug 17 15:55 2012 Aug 31 13:58
    2012 Sep 16 2:11 2012 Sep 30 3:19
    2012 Oct 15 12:03 2012 Oct 29 19:51
    2012 Nov 13 22:08 2012 Nov 28 14:47
    2012 Dec 13 8:42 2012 Dec 28 10:23
    2013 Jan 11 19:45  

    See Fourmilab for more details

    Times of closest conjunctions

    22-04-2012 	18:22:49.0 	Mercury 	Uranus 	
    22-05-2012 	05:32:11.8 	Mercury 	Jupiter 	
    01-06-2012 	20:18:27.2 	Mercury 	Venus 

    Orrery at time of earthquake
    ORRERY IMAGE

    Ephemeris:
    
                  Right                   Distance    From 47°N 7°E:
                Ascension    Declination      (AU)   Altitude Azimuth
    Sun          3h 49m 55s   +20°  4.7'     1.012    33.507  -83.901 Up
    Mercury      3h 15m 41s   +17° 19.8'     1.295    37.290  -74.476 Up
    Venus        5h 31m  9s   +26° 44.9'     0.329    20.979 -107.193 Up
    Moon         3h 18m  2s   +19° 27.9'   63.6 ER    38.434  -76.866 Up
    Mars        10h 49m 52s    +8° 59.2'     1.095   -32.822 -164.626 Set
    Jupiter      3h 30m 29s   +18° 11.5'     6.008    35.458  -78.363 Up
    Saturn      13h 32m  7s    -6° 42.4'     8.895   -43.321  140.885 Set
    Uranus       0h 28m 19s    +2° 17.8'    20.673    44.179  -16.232 Up
    Neptune     22h 20m 57s   -10° 54.9'    30.041    29.323   22.961 Up
    Pluto       18h 38m  4s   -19° 14.4'    31.445    -4.880   66.836 Set
    

    Ionosphere/Geomagnetism/Solar

    With the exception of the Ionospheric TEC data and Ovation image I have used the images from the Italy earthquakes just a few hours earlier as the difference is too small to notice.

    Auroral Oval

    Gakona Induction Magnetometer

    Gakona Fluxgate Magnetometer Z Channel Only

    Solar Disk and Activity


    Moscow Neutron Monitor

    KP and other indices(Moscow magnetic field variation (current data))

    Details Location Shake maps
    Seismicity map P-Wave travel times Phase data
    Lunar and Celestial Data

    Other Links
    PAGER details and PDF link.
    The PAGER archive includes Significant Earthquakes since 2008.

    If you would like a PDF copy of this web page please leave a comment and I will create one for you.

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