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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Kyushu, Japan on Thursday, 13 March 2014

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Kyushu, Japan on Thursday, 13 March 2014

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Kyushu, Japan on Thursday, 13 March 2014
Date & time: Thursday, 13 March 2014 17:06 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, March 13, 2014 17:06:51
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 82.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.6827°N / 131.7366°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Tsurumi (53 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8*10^14 J (49.4 GWh / 42502 tons of TNT / 2.7 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 13 Mar 2014
Thu, 13 Mar 17:06 UTCM 6.3 / 73 kmKYUSHU, JAPANEMSC
Thu, 13 Mar 17:06 UTCM 6.3 / 82 kmKyushu, JapanGFZ
Thu, 13 Mar 17:06 UTCM 6.3 / 83 kmN of Kunisaki-shi, JapanGeoAu
Thu, 13 Mar 17:06 UTCM 6.2 / 78 km伊予灘 (Iyo-Nada)JMA

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Nagoya / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Hamada, Shimane, japan / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Osaka, Japan / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Fukuoka-shi (124.4 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Hiroshima (Japan) (103 km NE from epicenter)(no details): It was quite strong and went on for a good minute. Was seriously considering leaving the building. (via EMSC)
Iwakuni (Japan) (70 km NE from epicenter)(no details): The duration was longer then most earthquakes. (via EMSC)
Kobe (Japan) (342 km E from epicenter)(no details): It was a repeatable rhythmic swaying starting with a small rocking sensation building in amplitude lasting for about 2 mins. (via EMSC)
Kobe (Japan) (342 km E from epicenter)(no details): It was a smooth swaying sensation that started with a small amplitude similar to small waves on a boat, it woke me up as it built in amplitude. At the peak I felt like the bed was moving, the water in the humidifier was sloshing about and the lampshade was swinging. it was one set that lasted for about a min then petered out quite quickly. (via EMSC)
Kurume (Japan) (117 km SW from epicenter)(no details): J'ai été réveillé par le système d'alerte Japonnais sur les téléphones portables. Au moment du tremblement de terre mon téléphone déclenchait une alarme et disait "C'est un tremblement de terre !" Nos 2 enfants n'ont pas été réveillés. (via EMSC)
Minato Ward (Japan) (503 km E from epicenter)(no details): It came in two waves. First wave lasted about 5 seconds The a brief pause around 10 seconds then the second wave lasted about 5 seconds. (via EMSC)
Daegu (South Korea) (371 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Om (via EMSC)

 

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