5/12/2015 — 6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Northeast Japan — Forecast to occur 24 hours prior

A large 6.8 magnitude earthquake has struck off the Northeast shores of Japan.

6.8m hits north japan may 12 2015

This was forecast to occur yesterday, and follows a larger aftershock in Nepal measuring 7.3 magnitude (this morning), which was also expected to occur.

See the earthquake forecast from yesterday , May 11 2015, here:

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Here is the location of the current 6.8 magnitude verses the 9.0M mega-quake from March 2011… clearly very close to the large earthquake epicenter from 4 years ago.

earthquake 6.8m japan may 12 2015

 

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M6.8 – 19km SE of Ofunato, Japan

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/pt15132051#general_summary

Magnitude 6.8 Mi
Location 38.930°N 141.849°E
Depth 47.6 km
Origin Time 2015-05-12 21:13:00.000 UTC
Number of Stations 78
Number of Phases
Minimum Distance
Travel Time Residual
Azimuthal Gap 215.9999827200013823998894080088474°
FE Region Near the east coast of Honshu, Japan (228)

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