Station Information

Station ID: 1266
Latitude: 40.531667
Longitude: 141.527778
Coastline code: 642
Station code: 2
Country: JAPAN
Time span of data: 1970 – 2011
Completeness (%): 96
Date of last update: 22 Feb 2012

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.

Additional Data Sources (guide to additional data sources)

Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 375: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 1991-06-11

Hachinohe II 642/002 RLR(1973) is 9.9m below Attached BM

Documentation added 1997-02-20

February 1997: Hachinohe II and former III combined on advice from authority

Documentation added 2002-03-26

Hachinohe II replaced I, and started operating 1st August 1970.

Documentation added 2002-03-26

New gauge installed 1st March 1983.

Documentation added 2012-02-22

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

Data Authority

Japan Meteorological Agency
3-6-9 Toranomon, Minato City