National Tsunami Warning Center, NOAA/NWS

Tsunami of 5 September 2004

A major earthquake with a moment magnitude of 7.4 occurred at 1457 UTC 5 September 2004 and was located near the South coast of Honshu, Japan (33.184°N, 137.071°E, 10km depth - USGS location).

The earthquake produced a small tsunami that was recorded at several tide gages operated by the Japanese Meteorological Agency. Click on the site name to see a graph of the tsunami. Wave heights are maximum peak-to-trough height in cm. Arrival time is the actual tsunami arrival time in UTC on gages where it could be determined. The ETA is the estimated time of arrival computed at the National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) based on the origin time and location. The Sample Interval column shows the time between samples. Click on the Data File column to get the raw data for JMA tide gages which have a 2 minute real-time output to the NTWC.  Data can be saved using text mode with your browser.  Water level values are given in m. The first sample in the file is the first sample of the day.

For additional information about this tsunami see Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Web Page .

Tide gage site Wave height (cm p-t) Arrival time (UTC) ETA (UTC) Initial motion Sample Interval (min) Data File
Omaezaki, Japan 71 1600    9/05 1520  9/05 fall 2 Data (m) starting at 0000 UTC 9-05-04

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