Magnitude 7.1 - NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
2011 April 07 14:32:41 UTCThe 7.1 magnitude quake hit about 11:30 p.m. Thursday Japan time. About a month ago, March 11th, the powerful 9.0 quake hit off the northeastern coast of Japan triggering a tsunami and causing massive loss of life and destruction to property. Since that time, there have been more than 1,000 aftershocks. The one on Thursday was the strongest since the 7.9 that occurred the same day as the first earthquake.This quake was first reported as a magnitude 7.4 but later downgraded by the USGS in Colorado.
Buildings shook for about a minute as far away as Tokyo, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. Workers at the nuclear power plant were evacuated to a safe location within the complex.
|Depth||49 km (30.4 miles)|
|Region||NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN|
|Distances||66 km (41 miles) E of Sendai, Honshu, Japan|
114 km (70 miles) E of Yamagata, Honshu, Japan
116 km (72 miles) ENE of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
330 km (205 miles) NNE of TOKYO, Japan
Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc0002ksa (click event id for more details)
Cruise lines have already altered itineraries for most of this year due to the previous earthquake, tsunami, and the resulting nuclear crisis. Consult your cruise line's website for latest updates.
We will provide updates if specific details are released as a result of the ongoing disasters.
General Tsunami Information
- NOAA West Coast & Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
- NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
- Tsunami Information Links
Cruise Lines Return to Japan (six months later, some cruise lines have returned)