M6.2 earthquake - 96km ENE of Miyako, Japan, Monday, 1 October 2012 at 22:21 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 97 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Tue, 2 Oct 2012 08:21

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 97 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Tue, 2 Oct 2012 08:21

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Oct 22:45 UTC: First to report: USGS after 23 minutes.
Date & time: 1 Oct 2012 22:21:45 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Tue, 2 Oct 2012 08:21
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 9.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.8527°N / 143.047°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (170 km / 106 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
97 km (60 mi) ENE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) ENE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) ENE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) ENE of Tōno (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) NE of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
384 km (239 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
549 km (341 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) NE of Sangan-jima Island --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) SE of Okushiri Island (pop: 3,340) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.29.7 km96km ENE of Miyako, JapanUSGS
M 6.110 km OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPANEMSC
M 6.210 kmOff E Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu
M 6.322 km三陸沖 (Off Sanriku)JMA

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Madang Province, PNG / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt it. Thought it was gonna stop but became stronger so i grabbed my baby and ran outdoors. My family who were fast asleep indoors, all woke up and scrambled for the door way.Quake lasted for some good 10secs
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake North Pacific Ocean, 97 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, Tue, 2 Oct 2012 08:21

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (419 quakes):
  • 30 Mar 2013 19:57 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 30 Mar 2013 14:34 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 30 Mar 2013 12:38 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 30 Mar 2013 08:15 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 30 Mar 2013 05:21 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 29 Mar 2013 19:02 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 29 Mar 2013 17:27 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 29 Mar 2013 15:31 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 29 Mar 2013 05:24 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 28 Mar 2013 18:19 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 28 Mar 2013 17:41 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 26 Mar 2013 00:33 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 25 Mar 2013 16:22 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 25 Mar 2013 14:25 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 25 Mar 2013 06:59 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 25 Mar 2013 06:26 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 97 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Tue, 2 Oct 2012 08:21

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