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Lower Left Latitude/Longitude: 37.34 N°, 140.48 E°
Upper Right Latitude/Longitude: 49.34 N°, 152.48 E°
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Hazards

Current Hazards

Recent Earthquakes (Past 7 Days)
Date(UTC) Magnitude Depth(Km) Region Lat/Long
None found for the area chosen.        
Active Tropical Storms (Current and 3-day Forecast Positions)
Name Advisory Date(UTC) Wind Speed Wind Gusts Heading Track Speed Status Pressure Lat / Long
None found for the area chosen.                
Active Volcanoes
Name Region Activity Primary Observatory More Information Last Updated Lat/Long
Chirpoi Russia Ongoing Activity Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team GVP Site Link Wed Nov 25 05:18:16 HST 2015 46.52° N / 150.88° E
Grozny Group Russia Unknown Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team GVP Site Link Wed Apr 10 09:11:19 HST 2013 45.03° N / 147.92° E
Moyorodake [Medvezhia] Japan - administered by Russia Unknown Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team GVP Site Link Wed Mar 25 07:28:06 HST 2015 45.39° N / 148.84° E
Medvezhia Russia Unknown Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team GVP Site Link Wed Jan 16 07:58:01 HST 2013 45.39° N / 148.84° E
Kolokol Group Russia Unknown Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team GVP Site Link Wed Sep 02 08:11:41 HST 2009 46.04° N / 150.05° E
Tiatia Russia Unknown Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team GVP Site Link Wed Sep 05 08:43:27 HST 2012 44.35° N / 146.26° E
Ketoi Russia Unknown Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team GVP Site Link Wed Sep 04 08:08:27 HST 2013 47.35° N / 152.48° E
Recent Hotspots (Fire)
Date of First Obs(UTC) Date of Last Obs(UTC) Description Mean Lat. Mean Long.
None found for the area chosen.        

Historical Hazards

Historical Earthquakes
(Resulting in significant damage or deaths)

Last 50 Years
Count
65
5 Most Recent Earthquakes
Date(UTC) Magnitude Depth(Km) Intensity Deaths Location Lat / Long
Dec 07 2012 08:18 7.3 36     JAPAN: HONSHU: MIYAGI PREFECTURE 37.89° N / 144.09° E
Mar 14 2012 09:08 6.9 12     JAPAN: HOKKAIDO 40.89° N / 144.94° E
Jul 10 2011 00:57 7.0 23     JAPAN: HONSHU: E COAST 38.03° N / 143.26° E
Apr 07 2011 14:32 7.1 42   3 JAPAN: NEAR E COAST HONSHU 38.28° N / 141.59° E
Mar 11 2011 06:25 7.6 19     JAPAN: OFF EAST COAST HONSHU 38.06° N / 144.59° E
5 Largest Earthquakes
Date(UTC) Magnitude Depth(Km) Intensity Deaths Location Lat / Long
Mar 11 2011 05:46 9.0 29   2000 JAPAN: HONSHU 38.3° N / 142.37° E
Jun 05 1898 00:00 8.7 60 0 JAPAN: OFF EAST COAST HONSHU 38.0° N / 143.0° E
Jul 13 0869 00:00 8.6 0 0 JAPAN: SANRIKU 38.5° N / 143.8° E
Oct 13 1963 00:05 8.5 47 9 0 RUSSIA: KURIL ISLANDS 44.81° N / 149.54° E
Apr 25 1843 00:00 8.4 0 0 JAPAN: HOKKAIDO: YEZO, KUSHIRO, NEMURO 42.0° N / 146.0° E

Volcanic Eruptions
Note: Historical eruptions data last updated in year 2000.

Last 100 Years Eruptions
Count
96
5 Most Recent Eruptions
Name Date(UTC) Magnitude Location Lat / Long
USU Dec 28 2000 00:00 3.0 HOKKAIDO-JAPAN 42.53° N / 140.83° E
USU Dec 17 2000 00:00 2.0 HOKKAIDO-JAPAN 42.53° N / 140.83° E
USU Dec 17 2000 00:00 2.0 HOKKAIDO-JAPAN 42.53° N / 140.83° E
KOMAGA-TAKE Oct 25 1998 00:00 1.0 HOKKAIDO-JAPAN 42.07° N / 140.68° E
HAKKODA Dec 12 1997 00:00 2.0 JAPAN 40.65° N / 140.88° E

Tsunami Runups
Note: For each Tsunami event, there may be many locations of recorded runups of the same date for the chosen area.
To avoid duplicate results, the Regional Reporter tool applies a filter to display only one result per tsunami event.

5 Most Recent Tsunami Runups
Date(UTC) Country Location Runup(meters) Deaths Lat / Long
Dec 07 2012 00:00 JAPAN ISHINOMAKI 1.0   38.42° N / 141.27° E
Mar 14 2012 00:00 JAPAN HACHINOHE 0.2   40.53° N / 141.53° E
Mar 11 2011 00:00 JAPAN Iwate Prefecture, Tohoku Region 55.9   39.32° N / 141.97° E
Mar 09 2011 03:08 JAPAN OFUNATO 0.6   39.02° N / 141.75° E
Feb 27 2010 04:56 JAPAN HANASAKI 0.8 0 43.28° N / 145.57° E
5 Largest Tsunami Runups
Date(UTC) Country Location Runup(meters) Deaths Lat / Long
Mar 11 2011 00:00 JAPAN Iwate Prefecture, Tohoku Region 55.9   39.32° N / 141.97° E
Jun 15 1896 00:00 JAPAN RYORI 30.0 0 39.03° N / 141.87° E
Mar 02 1933 00:00 JAPAN IWATE COAST 29.0 0 39.5° N / 142.0° E
Dec 02 1611 00:00 JAPAN TARO 25.0 0 39.76° N / 141.97° E
Oct 20 1963 00:00 RUSSIA URUP, KURILSKIYE 15.0 0 46.2° N / 150.55° E

Large Wildfires

(Greater than 40 sq. km.)
Start Date(UTC) End Date(UTC) Intensity Size (sq. km.) Mean Lat. Mean Long.
None found for the area chosen.          

Earthquake Intensity Zones

Probable maximum MMI intensity once in 50 years
Maximum Zone
Magnitude IX and above

Storm Intensity Zones

Wind Speed with a 10% chance of occurring within 10 years
Maximum Zone (km/hr)
154-177

Demography

Population 2001
Total Population Maximum Density (ppl/km2)
11,907,967 29,785
Population 2002
Total Population Maximum Density (ppl/km2)
11,772,496 25,349
Population 2006
Total Population Maximum Density (ppl/km2)
11,786,766 27,569
Population 2007
Total Population Maximum Density (ppl/km2)
11,569,247 27,496
Countries
Country
Japan
Russia
Major Cities
Country Name Population Status Lat / Long
Japan Sapporo 1,000,000 to 5,000,000 Provincial capital 43.06° N / 141.35° E
Japan Sendai 500,000 to 1,000,000 Provincial capital 38.25° N / 140.89° E
Japan Aomori 250,000 to 500,000 Other 40.82° N / 140.75° E
Russia Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 100,000 to 250,000 Provincial capital 46.96° N / 142.75° E

Infrastructure

Airports
Name Type Elevation (Ft.) Link Lat / Long
MONBETSU Active airport without required facilities for civil or military use 00080 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=RJEB 44.3° N / 143.4° E
NAKASHIBETSU Active airport without required facilities for civil or military use 00234 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=RJCN 43.58° N / 144.96° E
RISHIRI Active airport without required facilities for civil or military use 00112 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=RJER 45.24° N / 141.19° E
AOMORI Active civil airport 00664 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=RJSA 40.73° N / 140.69° E
ASAHIKAWA Active civil airport 00721 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=RJEC 43.67° N / 142.45° E
HAKODATE Active civil airport 00151 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=RJCH 41.77° N / 140.82° E
HANAMAKI Active civil airport 00297 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=RJSI 39.43° N / 141.14° E
KHOMUTOVO Active civil airport 00059 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=UHSS 46.89° N / 142.72° E
KUSHIRO Active civil airport 00327 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=RJCK 43.04° N / 144.19° E
MEMANBETSU Active civil airport 00135 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=RJCM 43.88° N / 144.16° E
NEW CHITOSE Active civil airport 00082 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=RJCC 42.78° N / 141.69° E
OBIHIRO Active civil airport 00505 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=RJCB 42.73° N / 143.22° E
SENDAI Active civil airport 00015 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=RJSS 38.14° N / 140.92° E
WAKKANAI Active civil airport 00030 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=RJCW 45.4° N / 141.8° E
SAPPORO Active joint (civil and military) airport 00025 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=RJCO 43.12° N / 141.38° E
TOKACHI Active joint (civil and military) airport 00275 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=RJCT 42.89° N / 143.16° E
CHITOSE Active military airport 00087 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=RJCJ 42.79° N / 141.67° E
HACHINOHE Active military airport 00152 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=RJSH 40.56° N / 141.47° E
MATSUSHIMA Active military airport 00007 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=RJST 38.4° N / 141.22° E
MISAWA AB Active military airport 00119 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=RJSM 40.7° N / 141.37° E
Nuclear Power Plants
Name Country Number of Reactors Lat / Long
FUKUSHIMA-DAIICHI JAPAN 6 37.42° N / 141.03° E
HIGASHI DORI JAPAN 1 41.27° N / 141.32° E
ONAGAWA JAPAN 3 38.4° N / 141.5° E
TOMARI JAPAN 2 43.03° N / 140.52° E

Environment

Urban/Rural Mask (SEDAC)
Land Cover Area (km2) %
Urban 21,688 1.7
Rural 120,150 9
Not classified 1,153,522 89
MODIS IGBP Land Cover
(excluding water area)
Land Cover Area (km2) %
Mixed Forests 48,640 35
Deciduous Broadleaf Forest 39,542 28
Woody Savannas 14,190 10
Croplands 12,935 9
Cropland/Natural Vegetation Mosaic 11,282 8
Deciduous Needleleaf Forest 3,454 2
Unclassified 2,103 1.5
Evergreen Needleleaf Forest 1,917 1.4
Open Shrublands 1,655 1.2
Permanent Wetlands 1,546 1.1
Savannas 1,387 1
Grasslands 943 0.7
Urban and Built-Up 481 0.3
Closed Shrublands 131 0.09
Evergreen Broadleaf Forest 28 0.02
Barren or Sparsely Vegetated 12 0.01
Elevation (meters)
(land only)
Minimum Maximum Average
-5 2,148 304
Average Temperature (degrees C)
  Nov Dec Jan
low -1.6 -6.6 -11.0
high 6.0 .3 -3.5
Average Precipitation
  Nov Dec Jan
mm/day 3.5 2.6 2.1
Current Meteorological Observations (METAR)
Station Name Observation Time (UTC) Temp (F) Wind Speed (MPH) Wind Direction Sky Condition Lat / Long
CHITOSE (JASDF/C Mon Mar 18 2013 23:37 37.4F 10.0 SSE Few clouds 100 ft. Broken clouds 2500 ft. 42.77° N / 141.7° E
SAPPORO (JGSDF/C Mon Mar 18 2013 23:30 37.4F 9.0 ESE Scattered clouds 500 ft. Scattered clouds 2000 ft. Broken clouds 3500 ft. 43.12° N / 141.37° E
SENDAI AIRPORT Mon Mar 18 2013 23:00 53.6F 9.0 ENE Few clouds 1500 ft. Scattered clouds 4000 ft. 38.12° N / 140.92° E

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