Magnitude 5.6 Earthquake Occurred Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan

- Time: 2024-03-14 at 15:14:36 UTC
              2024-03-15 at 00:14:36 Tokyo
- Location: 37.10° LAT, 141.14° LON
- Magnitude: Mww5.6
- Depth: 53 km
- Provider: USGS

Picture 1: Location of the magnitude 5.6 earthquake occurred Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan.

Quantectum's Macroseismic Intensity map suggests "VI" as a maximum intensity, which corresponds to STRONG shaking and SLIGHT damage around the epicenter. Potentially exposed cities were Iwaki (pop. 357,000), Minami-Soma (pop. 59,000), Sukagawa (pop. 69,000), Hitachi (pop. 174,000), Koriyama (pop. 323,000), Shirakawa (pop. 59,000), Hitachi-ota (pop. 48,000), Utsunomiya (pop. 450,000), Sendai (pop. 1.1M), Matsudo (pop. 499,000), Honcho (pop.645,000), Saitama (pop. 1.32M), Kawaguchi (pop.607,000),  Tokyo (pop. 8.34M).

Picture 2: Macroseismic Intensity map for the magnitude occurred Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan.

The earthquake also occurred on one of the D-waves we highlighted on March 15, 2024, as shown in the image below and here.
D-waves (D stands for Dangerous) are potentially dangerous tectonic waves due to the elevated seismic activity along these waves, including major seismic event and their contribution to the elevation of tectonic tractions (shear- and dynamic traction) in multiple regions worldwide.

Picture 3: Regions exposed to higher earthquake-triggering based on the D-wave, posted on March 15, 2024.

The earthquake occurred in an area where we announced HIGH seismic hazard exposure (orange alert) in our latest weekly earthquake forecast for the Japan region, on March 11, 2024, available here.

Picture 4: Latest earthquake forecast for the Japan region, posted on March 11, 2024.

There have been no reports of damage, injuries, or casualties as a result of the earthquake so far. No tsunami warning has been issued. 


* The exact information about the magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other data providers issue their reports.
** The information provided is a product of Quantectum's own system, please tag Quantectum when sharing it. For more detailed information, contact us by email. 



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