Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Hokkaido, Japan Region on Sunday, 10 August 2014

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 86 km northeast of Misawa, Aomori, Japan, on Sunday, 10 August 2014 at 03:43 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 86 km northeast of Misawa, Aomori, Japan, on Sunday, 10 August 2014 at 03:43 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 58 km depth

10 Aug 03:53 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 58.0 km.
Date & time: 10 Aug 2014 03:43:19 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 58.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.17°N / 142.19°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Mutsu-Hiuchi-dake (115 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
82 km (51 mi) E of Mutsu (pop: 49,200) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) NE of Misawa (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) NE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) ENE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) S of Shizunai-furukawachō (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) ESE of Hakodate (pop: 275,700) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) ENE of Kuroishi (pop: 38,600) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) ESE of Kamiiso (pop: 38,100) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
647 km (402 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
322 km (200 mi) SSW of Hokkaido Island (pop: 5,500,000) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) SE of Daikoku-jima Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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.
M 6.058 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGFZ
M 6.041 km81km E of Mutsu, JapanUSGS
M 6.038 km81km ESE of Mutsu, JapanUSGS

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User reports for this quake (2)

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misawa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Meguro (Japan, 662 km S of epicenter) : Very mild. But woke me up. Latest about 20 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake North Pacific Ocean, 86 km northeast of Misawa, Aomori, Japan, 10 August 2014 03:43 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 27 Oct 2014 04:33 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    95 km (59 mi) depth
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Oct 2014 21:25 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    76 km (47.2 mi) depth
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 15 Aug 2014 03:19 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 86 km northeast of Misawa, Aomori, Japan, on Sunday, 10 August 2014 at 03:43 (GMT)
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