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Japan Earthquake : Finally, Honshu is starting to shake less


March 20th, 2011.

This is the first day that Honshu has not shook with a 6.0 or greater earthquake. There was still one 5.8, but this is great news for all in northern Japan. They have been waiting a long time for this day. Nine days have passed since the initial quake. Nine days with “Strong” earthquakes happening daily. The following is the record of quakes for March 20th
STRENGTH DATE TIME LAT LON DEPTH LOCATION
MAP 5.1 2011/03/20 20:17:58 37.007 141.908 34.4 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.0 2011/03/20 19:46:57 -25.092 179.542 513.1 SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
MAP 5.0 2011/03/20 17:12:25 -24.892 -70.030 47.2 ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
MAP 5.3 2011/03/20 17:08:58 37.152 143.845 34.8 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.3 2011/03/20 15:20:27 -31.086 -179.876 305.4 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
MAP 5.0 2011/03/20 15:13:53 36.338 143.348 22.9 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.0 2011/03/20 14:48:54 35.346 140.945 38.5 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.8 2011/03/20 12:03:48 39.409 141.958 45.7 EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.3 2011/03/20 11:47:44 -18.800 -174.927 138.6 TONGA
MAP 5.1 2011/03/20 10:35:53 35.184 141.200 19.2 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.9 2011/03/20 08:26:10 19.035 121.250 31.4 BABUYAN ISLANDS REGION, PHILIPPINES
MAP 5.5 2011/03/20 08:00:51 22.396 121.421 17.3 TAIWAN REGION
MAP 5.3 2011/03/20 07:56:30 36.213 141.760 28.9 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.2 2011/03/20 05:58:05 35.281 140.973 27.3 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.4 2011/03/20 05:55:31 37.725 141.378 51.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.5 2011/03/20 01:30:46 36.945 141.182 22.8 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.0 2011/03/20 01:24:44 37.411 141.761 31.3 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.2 2011/03/20 01:09:45 39.173 142.411 36.9 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

As a follow up note….March 21st quieted even more Here are the statistics for March 21st.

STRENGTH DATE TIME LAT LON DEPTH LOCATION
MAP 5.0 2011/03/21 19:01:21 36.688 143.238 46.4 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.0 2011/03/21 16:46:57 37.727 142.257 19.3 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.0 2011/03/21 12:37:37 37.457 142.369 27.4 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.1 2011/03/21 10:43:13 38.057 144.576 23.9 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.4 2011/03/21 10:36:49 13.932 120.560 92.0 MINDORO, PHILIPPINES
MAP 5.8 2011/03/21 09:49:02 36.519 70.920 196.7 HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
MAP 5.2 2011/03/21 05:54:13 36.205 142.098 37.1 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.3 2011/03/21 05:08:04 36.182 141.613 17.8 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

Maybe, FINALLY, the Honshu fault area may be behaving according to the laws of seismology. This is a welcome piece of news for all Japanese.

Itia (Abroad)

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