Station Information

Station ID: 701
Latitude: 34.144167
Longitude: 135.191389
Coastline code: 643
Station code: 13
Country: JAPAN
Time span of data: 1953 – 2022
Completeness (%): 99
Link to ellipsoid: Available
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.

Additional Data Sources (guide to additional data sources)

Nearby GNSS Stations from SONEL: P117

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 1991-06-11

Kainan 643/013 RLR(1974) is 10.2m below BM Attach-14

Documentation added 2009-11-17

The relevant authority for this station is the Geographical Survey Institute. For some reason the data for 1998 was not downloaded from this authority. Data downloaded and entered 17.11.09.

Documentation added 2011-02-22

Sea Level profile for Kainan compares very well when buddy checked with that for Wakayama.

Documentation added 2012-02-21

A massive earthquake magnitude 9.0 occurred at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on Friday 11th March 2011 with the epicenter approx. 70km east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tohoku. It was the most powerful known earthquake to hit Japan and triggered a tsunami with waves of up to 40.5m and travelling 10km inland.

Documentation added 2014-03-13

The GPS benchmark information has been downloaded from the SONEL website. GPS benchmark is P117 14.502m above RLR.

Data Authority

Geographical Survey Institute
Kitasato -1
Ibaraki-ken 305