Two Mag 6.0 earthquakes off NE coast, Iwate, Japan

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In summary, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 hit Japan. There were no reports of casualties or damage.
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Strong 6.0 quake hits northern Japan: USGS
https://www.yahoo.com/news/japan-hit-6-0-magnitude-quake-no-tsunami-095210913.html
The shallow 6.0 magnitude quake hit at 00:58 am (1558 GMT Saturday) 170 kilometres (105 miles) east-northeast of Miyako city, the US Geological Survey said. It was followed by a 5.3 aftershock.

The two Mag 6 earthquakes were preceded by a mag 5.3 and followed by two Mag 5.3 earthquakes.

Two Mag 6.0
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10006fdp#executive
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10006ffg#executive

Mag 5.3
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10006ffj#executive
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10006ffr#executive
 
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Are we getting an unusual number of earthquakes right now?
 
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jedishrfu said:
Are we getting an unusual number of earthquakes right now?

not that I can see from the numbers.

see here for yearly averages for the different magnitude ranges
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqarchives/year/eqstats.php Dave
 
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Is there a more recent page of stats than the one you presented as it stops at 2012 curiously?

(or maybe we're just past the end of the world as we know it)
 
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jedishrfu said:
Is there a more recent page of stats than the one you presented as it stops at 2012 curiously?
Their web administrator might be a Mayan :smile:
 
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jedishrfu said:
Is there a more recent page of stats than the one you presented as it stops at 2012 curiously?

(or maybe we're just past the end of the world as we know it)

I just grabbed that page to show you the numbers ( note the comments in the red box near the top of the page)
The yearly averages haven't changed in the last 4 years when looked at over the long term

Unfortunately the USGS www site is not as good as it was prior to 2012 and many features have either disappeared or are there but no longer work. I guess the lack of govt funding has hit home

the list at the top of this page goes to 2015 for world wide events
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/browse/stats.php

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Related to Two Mag 6.0 earthquakes off NE coast, Iwate, Japan

1. What caused the two Mag 6.0 earthquakes off the NE coast of Iwate, Japan?

The earthquakes were caused by the movement of tectonic plates along a fault line, specifically the Japan Trench subduction zone where the Pacific Plate is being pushed beneath the Eurasian Plate.

2. Were there any casualties or damages from the earthquakes?

As of now, there have been no reports of casualties or major damages from the earthquakes. However, there may be some minor damages to buildings and infrastructure in the affected areas.

3. Are there any potential aftershocks or related seismic activity that could occur?

Yes, it is common for earthquakes of this magnitude to have aftershocks, which are smaller earthquakes that occur in the same area. There is also a possibility of related seismic activity in the surrounding areas due to the shifting of tectonic plates.

4. Is there a risk of a tsunami following the earthquakes?

There is a potential risk of a tsunami following the earthquakes, especially along the coastline closest to the epicenter. However, the Japan Meteorological Agency has not issued any tsunami warnings at this time.

5. How can people prepare for earthquakes in this region?

It is important for people in this region to have an emergency plan in place and to familiarize themselves with earthquake safety procedures. They should also have an earthquake preparedness kit with necessary supplies such as food, water, and first aid items. Staying informed about earthquake activity and following any evacuation orders or warnings is also crucial.

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