KOCHI III

Station Information

Station ID: 1567
Latitude: 33.499167
Longitude: 133.569167
Coastline code: 644
Station code: 5
Country: JAPAN
Time span of data: 1983 – 2017
Completeness (%): 91
Date of last update: 21 Feb 2018

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 2003-11-17

This data was formerly under KOCHI II (644/002). The station was replaced in 1983 after 2 years without data. Although the datum information seems to show continuity with KOCHI II (linked through Tokyo Peil), the time-series clearly shows a datum shift and so has been moved to a new time-series.

Documentation added 2009-05-05

Seems to be a slight rise in the dataset after the gap in 2001-2002.

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 to strike Japan triggering a tsunami with waves of up to 40.5m high and travelling inland up to 10km.

Data Authority

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