2/25/2015 — Japan Earthquake Forecast Hit — 6.2 Magnitude strikes warned area — Viewer Fundraiser

Just as expected (and as said in the forecast for Japan 5 days ago) — a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck South Japan.

japan 6.2m feb 25 2015 earthquake


The most recent earthquake forecast named Japan (specifically south Japan to Taiwan) for movement on February 20th .

The area was warned for a 7 day watch.  Movement has now hit on day 5 of the warning time,  falling in the expected area between South Japan and Taiwan.

Forecast for Japan from Feb 20th can be seen here – enjoy the  8bit nintendo music 🙂


Thanks to Donna C. for sharing this story: USGS downgraded to a 5.9M…

http://rt.com/news/235307-earthquake-strikes-southern-japan/

Quote:

“A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the southern coast of Japan, according to the US Geological Survey.

The quake, with its epicenter around 290km (175 miles) southeast of Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands, struck at a depth of 65km (38 miles)”

The event comes just hours after another 4.4 quake took place just off the Kuril Islands, disputed with Russia.

The tremors also come a day after another quake struck off the eastern coast, measuring 5.8, with the epicenter about 100km east of the city of Miyako.


http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000tt0x#general_summary

Scientific – Summary

Origin

Magnitudeuncertainty 5.9 mwb± 0.0
Locationuncertainty 31.085°N 141.828°E± 6.9 km
Depthuncertainty 10.0 km± 1.8
Origin Time 2015-02-25 07:01:01.200 UTC
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 139
Minimum Distance 294.88 km (2.65°)
Travel Time Residual 1.29 sec
Azimuthal Gap 44°
FE Region Izu Islands, Japan region (211)



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