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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 50km NE of Namie, Japan

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 52km NE of Namie, Japan on Saturday, 18 May 2013

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - 52km NE of Namie, Japan on Saturday, 18 May 2013
Date & time: Saturday, 18 May 2013 05:47 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sat, 18 May 2013 14:47
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 34.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.745°N / 141.4937°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Zao (98 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3*10^13 J (17.5 GWh / 15080 tons of TNT / 0.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 18 May 2013
Sat, 18 May 05:47 UTCM 6.0 / 34 kmNE of Namie, JapanGeoAu
Sat, 18 May 05:48 UTCM 6.0 / 48 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
Sat, 18 May 05:48 UTCM 6.0 / 46 km福島県沖 (Off Fukushima Pref.)JMA

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(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
fukushima (49.3 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Tokyo, Akasaka (279 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Minato (Japan) (283 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Ein Fenster war geöffnet und das Rütteln kam gleichzeitig mit einem Windstoß, was meine Wahrnehmung in den ersten 2-3 Sekunden abgelenkt hat. Jedoch dauerte das Rütteln einige Sekunden länger, war deutlich zu spüren und nicht mit anderen natürlichen Ereignissen zu verwechseln. (via EMSC)


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