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M6.9 earthquake - 15km SW of Obihiro, Japan, Saturday, 2 February 2013 at 14:17 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - 15km SW of Obihiro, Japan on Saturday, 2 February 2013

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake  - 15km SW of Obihiro, Japan on Saturday, 2 February 2013
Date & time: Saturday, 2 February 2013 14:17 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sat, 2 Feb 2013 23:17 (Asia/Tokyo)
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 103.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.8116°N / 143.078°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Shikaribetsu (104 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.4*10^15 J (392 GWh / 3.4*10^5 tons of TNT / 21.1 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 2 Feb 2013
Sat, 2 Feb 14:17 UTCM 6.8 / 100 km HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGIONEMSC
Sat, 2 Feb 14:17 UTCM 6.9 / 96 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGFZ
Sat, 2 Feb 14:17 UTCM 6.9 / 103 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGeoAu
Sat, 2 Feb 14:17 UTCM 6.5 / 108 km十勝地方南部 (Southern Tokachi district)JMA

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Furano / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Light shaking, followed by a pause then shaking progressively increasing in intensity to moderate. Then rolling motion after another pause.
Kiroro / MMI IV (Light shaking): It woke us up from sleeping. Things were ratlling and the bed was shakin For some reason I think I woke a few minutes earlier too so something may have caused that.
Sapporo / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Alarm went off on mobile phones, gave us about 5 sec warning which was good. Positioned ourselves safely and immediately building started shaking moderately strongly but not violently.
Tokyo / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Ota (Japan) (860 km S from epicenter)(no details): The swaying continued for about 1.5minutes (via EMSC)
Muroran (Japan) (196 km W from epicenter)(no details): Das Alarmsystem des Hauses wurde ausgelöst, zumindest die Feuerschutztüren geschlossen. Das ist vorher noch nie aufgetreten. (via EMSC)


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