EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN HAS THE SHAKES

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 13, 2019

 

An M 5.1 earthquake was felt widely with moderate intensity in southeastern Honshu, Japan today.  NEIC reported maximum intensity V in Tochigi with IV felt in Ibaraki, Saitama, Gunma, and lesser shaking in Chiba and Tokyo, Japan.

This event was followed later in the day by an M 5.0 off the east coast of

Honshu, Japan.  NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.8 off eastern Honshu, Japan  was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Miyagi, Japan. The last earthquake within about 100 km of the event of M 5.1 in Eastern Honshu was an M 5.4 on October 20, 2016. There have been other events of this size in the intervening time but they all occurred about 100 km to the east of today's epicenter. This activity had been expected in forecast 122614 and 122632 in early to mid-January.

 

O: 14JAN2019 04:23:42  36.2N  139.8E mb=5.1  EMSC   EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN        

P:  9JAN2019 122614    38.0N  141.0E 4.0-5.6 BBAAA  Off East Coast Honshu      

 

O: 13JAN2019 12:14:44  37.3N  141.3E mb=5.0  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAP

P:  7JAN2019 122632    38.0N  143.0E 4.0-5.5 CABAA  So. of Honshu              

 

The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 5.0 in the Anchorage, Alaska aftershock zone. This is the strongest aftershock of M 7.1 of November 30, 2018 since a similar M 5.0 on January 1, 2019. NEIC reported today's event was widely felt with moderate intensity V in Anchorage, Elmendoft AFB, Fort Richardson, and IV in Willow, Eagle River, Chugiak, Girdwood, Moose Pass, Palmer, and in geral within about 150 km of the epicenter. Forecast 122706 had expected today's event was likely around January 10 in the aftershock zone.

 

O: 13JAN2019 16:45:53  61.3N  150.1W Mw=5.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

O: 14JAN2019 01:06:58  61.4N  150.1W ML=3.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

P: 10JAN2019 122706    61.2N  151.2W 3.2-5.0 BAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

Two other  moderate earthquakes were also located in Alaska today  - an M 4.8 in the northern aftershock zone and an M 4.4 in the central Andreanof Islands. These were not unusual and had been forecast 122713 and 122683.

 

O: 14JAN2019 00:41:19  69.7N  145.0W mb=4.8  EMSC   NORTHERN ALASKA              

P:  9JAN2019 122713    69.0N  144.0W 3.0-4.8 BAAAA  Northern Alaska            

 

O: 13JAN2019 20:48:17  51.7N  177.6W mb=4.4  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS

P:  9JAN2019 122683    50.7N  179.5W 3.5-4.9 BABAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

The strongest earthquake in the U.S. outside Alaska today was an M 4.1 off the coast of Northern California. The last earthquake of M>=4.1 within about 50 km of this epicenter occurred as an M 4.1 on October 8, 2018. The last with larger magnitude was am M 4.5 half a year ago  on July 25, 2018. Forecast 122665 had expected this activity around January 9.

 

 

O: 13JAN2019 09:35:48  40.3N  125.0W Mw=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

P:  9JAN2019 122665    40.3N  127.2W 2.5-4.5 BABAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

An unusual earthquake of M 2.7 also hit in the Texas Panhandle region today.

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.7 in Texas was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Mobeetle, Texas. It is the strongest within about 100 km since an 2.7 on December 26, 2015. A moderate quake shook the area abpit 150 km west of this on October 20, 2018. Forecast 122344 had expected regional seismicity in late December or early January.

 

O: 13JAN2019 20:58:38  35.5N  100.2W mb=2.7  EMSC   TEXAS PANHANDLE REGION       

P: 29DEC2018 122344    35.4N  101.8W 2.0-4.3 DAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 5.3 in the Solomon Islands where it was not reported felt. This is the strongest earthquake within about 150 km of this epicenter since an M 5.4 on December 27, 2018 and prior to that an M 5.3 on October 3, 2018. A stong M 6.5 hit the area on September 9, 2018 and this may be aftershokc activity following that event. Forecast 122724 had expected this activity was likely in early January.

 

O: 13JAN2019 12:40:14  10.1S  161.4E mb=5.3  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS              

P:  4JAN2019 122724    10.0S  160.0E 4.0-5.6 CABAA  No. of Santa Cruz Islands  

OTHER GLOBAL EARTHQUAKE ACTIVITY

 

For most events there are two listings. The first line is the observed event starting with "O:" for Observed. There follows the date, month and year, the time in UT hours:minutes:seconds, the latitude and longitude, the given magnitude and the reporting agency followed by the geographic location. The second line starts with "P:" This is the forecast event as forecast in our summaries normally more than a month in advance. Magnitudes may vary in response to updated seismic watches and daily variations due to tidal and other influences. This line has the forecast date, month and year, the forecast number, latitude, longitude and forecast magnitude range.  This is followed by a comparison between the forecast and the event. The comparison includes letters A-D. The first is number of days difference from predicted (A:up to 2, B3-5; C:6-10; D:more than 10), Difference in latitude (A:up to 1 degree; B:1-2 degrees; C:2-4 degrees; D:more than 4 degrees); longitude (same comparison as with latitude); magnitude (A: within forecast range; B: higher than forecast range; C: lower than forecast range; D: no comparison possible). The last letter is a stand in for a future comparison which needs to be done statistically after a large number of forecasts have been made. In previous data, an excellent match is generally AAAAA; a good match as one or two B's; a fair match has several B's and C's and a poor match is one which contains a number of C's or D's. 

 

ASIA

 

O: 13JAN2019 18:28:26  22.9N  121.2E ML=4.3  TAI    Hualien, Taiwan              

P: 11JAN2019 122583    24.0N  123.0E 4.0-5.4 ABBAA  Taiwan                      

 

CWB reported this earthquake was felt with intensity III in Taitung and I in Kaohsiung, Hualien, Nantou and Chiayi Counties, Taiwan.

 

O: 14JAN2019 06:36:13  23.9N   64.5E mb=4.7  EMSC   OFF COAST OF PAKISTAN        

P:  9JAN2019 122581    29.0N   58.0E 3.5-4.9 BCCAA  So. Iran/Persian Gulf      

 

O: 14JAN2019 01:27:13  29.1N   58.3E ML=4.2  EMSC   SOUTHEASTERN IRAN            

P:  9JAN2019 122581    29.0N   58.0E 3.5-4.9 BAAAA  So. Iran/Persian Gulf      

 

O: 14JAN2019 05:24:07  35.0N   60.0E ML=4.0  EMSC   NORTHEASTERN IRAN            

P:  5JAN2019 122609    37.0N   59.0E 3.8-5.4 CBAAA  No. Iran                   

 

O: 13JAN2019 13:23:19  36.8N   71.3E mb=4.4  EMSC   HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

P: 10JAN2019 122601    36.0N   71.0E 3.8-5.2 BAAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

O: 14JAN2019 06:03:39  38.7N   70.7E mb=4.4  EMSC   TAJIKISTAN                   

P: 10JAN2019 122601    36.0N   71.0E 3.8-5.2 BCAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

O: 13JAN2019 09:01:50  39.7N   75.4E mb=4.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA     

P:  9JAN2019 122652    40.0N   77.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Kirgizstan/Xinjiang        

 

O: 14JAN2019 05:58:18  55.4N  164.5E mb=4.6  EMSC   KOMANDORSKIYE OSTROVA REGION 

P: 10JAN2019 122691    55.0N  166.0E 4.0-5.8 BAAAA  Komandorsky Isl            

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in Asia today.

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 13JAN2019 21:19:35   0.6N  126.4E mb=4.7  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA                  

O: 14JAN2019 03:24:19   1.6N  126.4E mb=4.6  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA                  

O: 13JAN2019 12:26:59   2.4N  126.9E mb=4.6  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA                  

O: 14JAN2019 04:01:21   2.9N  128.7E ML=4.1  EMSC   HALMAHERA, INDONESIA         

P:  6JAN2019 122514     3.0N  127.0E 4.0-5.9 CAAAA  Halmahera                  

 

O: 13JAN2019 18:38:43   6.1S  105.2E ML=4.3  EMSC   SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA      

P:  8JAN2019 122535     7.0S  106.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  So. of Java                

 

O: 13JAN2019 13:31:44   6.1S  128.3E ML=4.5  EMSC   BANDA SEA                    

P:  7JAN2019 122519     7.0S  128.0E 4.0-5.5 CAAAA  Banda Sea                  

 

O: 13JAN2019 10:36:24  20.5N  143.8E mb=4.4  EMSC   MARIANA ISLANDS REGION       

P:  9JAN2019 122584    22.0N  145.0E 4.0-5.6 BBAAA  Volcano Islands            

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in Indonesia or the Philippines today.

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 13JAN2019 21:15:00  13.3S   76.5W ML=4.1  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL PERU   

P:  9JAN2019 122722    13.0S   77.0W 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Central Peru               

 

O: 13JAN2019 12:09:53  14.5N   93.2W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO     

P: 10JAN2019 122548    15.0N   92.0W 3.5-5.1 BAAAA  Guatemala                  

P: 11JAN2019 122547    16.0N   93.0W 3.5-5.3 ABAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 13JAN2019 16:53:11  15.9S   71.8W mb=4.3  EMSC   SOUTHERN PERU                

P:  9JAN2019 122728    16.0S   72.0W 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  So. Peru/Bolivia           

 

O: 13JAN2019 17:10:05  16.9N   94.3W ML=4.2  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO               

P:  7JAN2019 122547    17.0N   95.0W 3.5-5.1 BAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 13JAN2019 09:04:46  16.9N   95.2W ML=4.1  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO               

O: 13JAN2019 17:57:04  17.4N   94.7W mb=4.4  EMSC   VERACRUZ, MEXICO             

P: 11JAN2019 122547    16.0N   93.0W 3.5-5.3 ABBAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.4 in Mexico was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico.

 

O: 14JAN2019 06:08:00  17.9N   68.9W Md=3.0  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

P: 10JAN2019 122565    18.0N   66.0W 3.4-5.1 BACAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 14JAN2019 03:16:28  18.5N   65.3W Md=3.0  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

O: 13JAN2019 12:29:09  19.1N   64.4W Md=3.4  EMSC   VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION        

O: 13JAN2019 08:20:58  19.2N   63.6W Md=3.2  EMSC   VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION        

O: 13JAN2019 12:14:29  19.4N   64.6W Md=3.2  EMSC   VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION        

P: 10JAN2019 122553    18.0N   65.0W 3.0-5.1 BAAAA  Leeward Islands            

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in Europe today.

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 13JAN2019 12:40:14  10.1S  161.4E mb=5.3  EMSC   SOLOMON ISLANDS              

P:  4JAN2019 122724    10.0S  160.0E 4.0-5.6 CABAA  No. of Santa Cruz Islands  

 

O: 13JAN2019 16:16:30  21.0S  173.7W mb=4.6  EMSC   TONGA                        

O: 13JAN2019 21:32:36  22.8S  174.3W mb=5.0  EMSC   TONGA REGION                 

P: 10JAN2019 122745    24.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.6 BBAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 14JAN2019 02:23:42  12.0S  166.6E mb=4.7  EMSC   SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS           

P:  7JAN2019 122733    14.0S  168.0E 4.0-5.4 CBAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O: 13JAN2019 20:06:03  12.6S   14.6W mb=4.7  EMSC   SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE  

P:  7JAN2019 122727    13.0S   15.0W 4.0-5.7 CAAAA  So. Mid-Atlantic Ridge     

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported on Ocean Ridges today.

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

No earthquakes of M>=4 were recorded in the regions of Zealandia or Australia

today. GeoNet did not report any felt events in the area.

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 13JAN2019 07:33:35  30.1N  138.8E mb=4.5  EMSC   IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION     

P:  8JAN2019 122612    31.0N  141.0E 4.0-5.5 BABAA  Off East Coast Honshu      

 

O: 14JAN2019 04:23:42  36.2N  139.8E mb=5.1  EMSC   EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN        

P:  9JAN2019 122614    38.0N  141.0E 4.0-5.6 BBAAA  Off East Coast Honshu      

 

O: 13JAN2019 12:14:44  37.3N  141.3E mb=5.0  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAP

P:  7JAN2019 122632    38.0N  143.0E 4.0-5.5 CABAA  So. of Honshu              

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 14JAN2019 02:46:47  34.0N  117.0W Ml=2.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 10JAN2019 122627    35.5N  116.4W 2.5-4.6 BBAAA  So. California             

 

O: 13JAN2019 17:25:55  37.0N  114.2W ML=2.3  EMSC   NEVADA                       

O: 13JAN2019 09:47:35  37.3N  115.7W ml=2.5  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P:  5JAN2019 122589    37.2N  117.3W 2.5-4.4 CABAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 13JAN2019 09:35:48  40.3N  125.0W Mw=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

P:  9JAN2019 122665    40.3N  127.2W 2.5-4.5 BABAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

ALASKA

 

O: 13JAN2019 20:48:17  51.7N  177.6W mb=4.4  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS

P:  9JAN2019 122683    50.7N  179.5W 3.5-4.9 BABAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

O: 13JAN2019 16:45:53  61.3N  150.1W Mw=5.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

O: 14JAN2019 01:06:58  61.4N  150.1W ML=3.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

P: 10JAN2019 122706    61.2N  151.2W 3.2-5.0 BAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

O: 14JAN2019 00:41:19  69.7N  145.0W mb=4.8  EMSC   NORTHERN ALASKA               

P:  9JAN2019 122713    69.0N  144.0W 3.0-4.8 BAAAA  Northern Alaska            

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

No events of M>=2 were located in the northwestern U.S. or western Canada today.

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 13JAN2019 20:58:38  35.5N  100.2W mb=2.7  EMSC   TEXAS PANHANDLE REGION       

P: 29DEC2018 122344    35.4N  101.8W 2.0-4.3 DAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O: 14JAN2019 05:01:16  37.5N  113.9W ml=2.1  EMSC   UTAH                         

P: 11JAN2019 122638    38.3N  112.2W 2.0-3.9 BABAA  Utah area                  

 

O: 13JAN2019 07:39:49  44.6N  110.3W Md=2.4  EMSC   YELLOWSTONE NAT. PARK, WYOMING

P:  9JAN2019 122679    44.6N  110.8W 2.0-4.1 BAAAA  Yellowstone/Wyoming        

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 12JAN2019 16:00:18  71.3N   78.6W ML=2.1  NRCA  158 km S from Pond Inlet      

P:  6JAN2019 122718    71.0N   75.0W 2.5-4.4 CAAAA  Baffin/Davis Strait Canada 

 

O: 12JAN2019 14:33:17  50.9N   62.3W ML=2.0  NRCA  75 km NE from Baie-Johan-Beetz

 

O: 10JAN2019 18:28:13  74.0N   94.0W ML=3.5  NRCA  84 km S from Resolute         

 

O: 10JAN2019 14:43:09  45.3N   66.2W ML=1.8  NRCA  18 km NW from Saint John      

P:  7JAN2019 122645    46.0N   66.0W 2.0-4.3 BAAAA  E. of Maine                

 

HAWAII

 

No earthquakes of M>=3 were located in Hawaii.