I don’t always have the time to write a proper Earthquake Report. However, I prepare interpretive posters for these events.
Because of this, I present Earthquake Report Lite. (but it is more than just water, like the adult beverage that claims otherwise). I will try to describe the figures included in the poster, but sometimes I will simply post the poster here.
I forgot to write this up when the earthquake happened. I will fill in some details after I have completed my annual summary.
Below is my interpretive poster for this earthquake
- I plot the seismicity from the past month, with diameter representing magnitude (see legend). I include earthquake epicenters from 1921-2021 with magnitudes M ≥ 3.0 in one version.
- I plot the USGS fault plane solutions (moment tensors in blue and focal mechanisms in orange), possibly in addition to some relevant historic earthquakes.
- A review of the basic base map variations and data that I use for the interpretive posters can be found on the Earthquake Reports page. I have improved these posters over time and some of this background information applies to the older posters.
- Some basic fundamentals of earthquake geology and plate tectonics can be found on the Earthquake Plate Tectonic Fundamentals page.
I include some inset figures.
- 2011.03.11 Summary of the M 9.0 Japan (Tohoku-Oki)
- 2022.03.16 M 7.3 Japan
- 2018.09.05 M 6.6 Hokkaido, Japan
- 2016.07.29 M 7.7 Mariana
- 2016.11.21 M 6.9 Japan
- 2016.10.19 M 6.2 Japan
- 2016.08.20 M 6.0 Japan
- 2016.04.14 M 6.2 Japan
- 2016.04.01 M 6.0 Japan
- 2015.05.30 M 7.8 Izu Bonin
- 2015.05.31 M 7.8 Izu Bonin Update #1: triggered earthquakes
- 2015.05.31 M 7.8 Izu Bonin Update #2: Historic Seismicity
- 2015.06.09 M 7.8 Izu Bonin Update #3: seismic wave animations
- 2015.02.25 M 6.3 Japan (Sanriku Coast Update #5)
- 2015.02.21 M 6.7 Japan (Sanriku Coast Update #4)
- 2015.02.20 M 6.7 Japan (Sanriku Coast Update #3)
- 2015.02.16 M 6.7 Japan (Sanriku Coast Update #2)
- 2015.02.16 M 6.7 Japan (Sanriku Coast Update #1)
- 2015.02.16 M 6.7 Japan (Sanriku Coast)
- 2013.10.25 M 7.1 Japan (Honshu)
- 2011.03.11 M 9.0 Japan (Tohoku-Oki) Main Page
- 2011.03.11 M 9.0 Japan (Tōhoku-oki) Tsunami
- 2011.03.11 M 9.1 Japan (Tōhoku-oki) Decade Remembrance
Japan | Izu-Bonin | Mariana Earthquake Reports
16 March 2022 14:36 UT
Mw7.3 #Earthquake offshore Fukushima, North Honshu, Japan, triggered a 0.3m #tsunami, causing heavy damage and death of four people. Like the 2011 and 2021 M7, it was a intraslab EQ.https://t.co/OeVlblrRzShttps://t.co/GMfvmFUaGlhttps://t.co/JLt9uvICSM pic.twitter.com/nshLVvI7uz
— José R. Ribeiro (@JoseRodRibeiro) March 16, 2023
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