Station Information

Station ID: 1060
Latitude: 34.067222
Longitude: 139.480833
Coastline code: 642
Station code: 98
Country: JAPAN
Time span of data: 1964 – 2017
Completeness (%): 98
Date of last update: 20 Feb 2018

Green Arrow: Current Station
Yellow Marker: Neighbouring RLR 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 357: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 12-Jul-1993
Miyake Sima 642/098 RLR(1969) is 9.7m below BM Miyake Sima
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 22-Oct-2002
Data for 1996-2001 received from University of Hawaii. The elevated mean levels of 9/2000-12/2001 are due to island sinking as a result of the volcanic eruption of Oyama during 6-8/2000.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 06-Mar-2008
Data 2001 onwards flagged as there appears to a sudden rise in the dataset.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 21-Feb-2012
A massive earthquake magnitude 9.0 occurred at 14.46 JST (05.46 UTC) on Friday 11th March 2011 with the epicentre approx. 70km east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tohoku. It was the most powerful known earthquake to hit Japan triggering a tsunami with waves up to 40.5m and travelling up to 10km inland.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 15-Mar-2016
The apparent datum shift occuring during 2000 has been investigated. What was originally thought of as a datum error is now recognised as a real event. On July 14th 2000 Mount Oyama on the island began a series of eruptions. By September of that year the island had been completely evacuated. After a 4 year period of volcanic emissions residents were allowed to return permanently in February 2005. Because this was a real event the data point flags have been removed. However, the station flag remains.

Data Authority

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