Station Information

Station ID: 1209
Latitude: 34.240556
Longitude: 132.550278
Coastline code: 643
Station code: 43
Country: JAPAN
Time span of data: 1968 – 2022
Completeness (%): 98
Date of last update: 03 Feb 2023

Green Arrow: Current Station
Yellow Marker: Neighbouring RLR Station
Red Marker: Neighbouring Metric Station

Please note: In many cases, the station position in our database is accurate to only one minute. Thus, the tide gauge may not appear to be on the coast.

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation - date unknown


Documentation added 1991-06-11

Kure IV 643/043 RLR(1972) is 10.4m below BM Kure

Documentation added 2012-02-22

A massive earthquake magnitude 9.0 occurred at 14.46 JST (05.46 UTC) on Friday 11th March 2011 with an epicentre approx. 70km east of the Oshiku Peninsula of Tohoku. It was the most powerful earthquake ever to hit Japan triggering a tsunami with waves up to 40.5m high and travelling up to 10km inland.

Data Authority

Japan Oceanographic Data Centre
Hydrographic Department, Maritime Safety Agency
MLIT Aomi Building
2-5-18, Aomi, Koto-ku
Tokyo 135-0064