Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Saturday, 11 October 2014

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 210 km east of Aomori, Japan, on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 02:35 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 210 km east of Aomori, Japan, on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 02:35 GMT Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 210 km east of Aomori, Japan, on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 02:35 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 14 km depth

11 Oct 04:17 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 1 hour and 41 minutes.
Oct 13 00:17: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 6.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.0 to 14.0 km.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 11, 2014 02:35:46 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.3
Depth14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.987°N / 143.216°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode40.987°S / 36.784°W
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
Nearest volcanoMutsu-Hiuchi-dake (202 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities154 km (96 mi) ENE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
157 km (98 mi) ENE of Misawa (pop: 42,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
166 km (103 mi) SSE of Shizunai-furukawachō (pop: 22,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
171 km (106 mi) E of Mutsu (pop: 49,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
184 km (114 mi) ENE of Ichinohe (pop: 15,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
184 km (114 mi) NE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
210 km (130 mi) E of Aomori (pop: 298,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
226 km (141 mi) NE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
278 km (173 mi) SE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
664 km (413 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
273 km (170 mi) S of Hokkaido Island (pop: 5,500,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.314 kmENE of Hachinohe, JapanGeoAu
6.314 km154km ENE of Hachinohe, JapanUSGS
6.310 km HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGIONEMSC
6.018 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGFZ
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Apr 1, 2015 18:44
7 years ago
4.4

37 km
North Pacific Ocean, 177 km NE of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 7, 2015 23:16
7 years ago
4.4

56 km
North Pacific Ocean, 87 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Jan 15, 2015 01:34
8 years ago
4.5

30 km
North Pacific Ocean, 140 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Jan 13, 2015 17:04
8 years ago
4.7

40 km
North Pacific Ocean, 161 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Oct 14, 2014 18:08
8 years ago
5.1

32 km
North Pacific Ocean, 149 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Oct 11, 2014 09:58
8 years ago
4.4

32 km
North Pacific Ocean, 143 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Oct 11, 2014 05:20
8 years ago
5.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 150 km NE of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore

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