Station Information

Station ID: 1346
Latitude: 39.273333
Longitude: 141.889167
Coastline code: 642
Station code: 17
Country: JAPAN
Time span of data: 1973 – 2022
Completeness (%): 93
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 added 1991-06-11

Kamaisi II 642/017 RLR(1975) is 8.6m below BM Kamaisi

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 the epicentre situated approx. 70km east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tohoku. It was the largest earthquake ever to strike Japan and triggered a tsunami with waves of up to 40.5m travelling inland up to 10km.

Documentation added 2022-04-05

Following review of data affected by the Tōhoku earthquake of 2011, all data has been flagged as good as GSI have recommenced levelling at the site. The station flag has been set to indicate the record needs to be treated with care, but the data appears to accurately reflect the earthquake's ongoing effect on local relative sea level.

Data Authority

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