Strong mag. 6 earthquake - 107km E of Miyako, Japan

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 527 km northeast of Tokio, Tokyo, Japan, on Tue, 2 Apr 2013 04:53

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 527 km northeast of Tokio, Tokyo, Japan, on Tue, 2 Apr 2013 04:53

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 13 km depth

1 Apr 19:15 UTC: First to report: USGS after 22 minutes.
Date & time: 1 Apr 2013 18:53:17 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Tue, 2 Apr 2013 04:53
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 12.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.5276°N / 143.196°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Iwate (190 km / 118 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
527 km (327 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 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 6.010 km OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPANEMSC
M 5.710 km5.7 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPANEMSC
M 6.013 km107km E of Miyako, JapanUSGS
M 5.921 kmOff East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
M 6.013 kmOff The East Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu
M 6.229 km三陸沖 (Off Sanriku)JMA

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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake North Pacific Ocean, 527 km northeast of Tokio, Tokyo, Japan, Tue, 2 Apr 2013 04:53

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (280 quakes):
  • 27 Sep 2013 18:20 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 26 Sep 2013 20:12 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (28 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 26 Sep 2013 11:41 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (36 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 26 Sep 2013 10:46 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 26 Sep 2013 10:42 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 25 Sep 2013 19:57 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 24 Sep 2013 10:15 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 24 Sep 2013 07:09 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 23 Sep 2013 01:20 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 21 Sep 2013 20:07 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 19 Sep 2013 18:00 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 18 Sep 2013 12:42 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 17 Sep 2013 04:40 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 15 Sep 2013 22:01 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 15 Sep 2013 05:10 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 12 Sep 2013 14:07 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 527 km northeast of Tokio, Tokyo, Japan, on Tue, 2 Apr 2013 04:53
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