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
Frequency Code: 24
Date of last update: 22 Feb 2012

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 375: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 11-JUN-91 :
Hachinohe II 642/002 RLR(1973) is 9.9m below Attached BM
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 20-FEB-97 :
February 1997: Hachinohe II and former III combined on advice from authority
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 2002Mar26 :
Hachinohe II replaced I, and started operating 1st August 1970.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 2002Mar26 :
New gauge installed 1st March 1983.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 22-Feb-2012 :
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

Marine Department
Japan Meteorological Agency
Ote-machi, Chiyoda-ku