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

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 154 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Saturday, 11 October 2014 at 02:35 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 154 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Saturday, 11 October 2014 at 02:35 (GMT)

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.
Date & time: 11 Oct 2014 02:35:46 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.987°N / 143.216°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Mutsu-Hiuchi-dake (202 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
154 km (96 mi) ENE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) ENE of Misawa (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) E of Mutsu (pop: 49,200) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) NE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) E of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (133 mi) S of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) ESE of Hakodate (pop: 275,700) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (141 mi) NE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) SE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
664 km (413 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
336 km (209 mi) S of Hokkaido Island (pop: 5,500,000) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) NNE of Sangan-jima Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 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 6.314 kmENE of Hachinohe, JapanGeoAu
M 6.314 km154km ENE of Hachinohe, JapanUSGS
M 6.310 km HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGIONEMSC
M 6.018 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGFZ

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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake North Pacific Ocean, 154 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, 11 October 2014 02:35 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 01 Apr 2015 18:44 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Mar 2015 23:16 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    56 km (34.8 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (43 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Jan 2015 01:34 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Jan 2015 17:04 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Oct 2014 18:08 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Oct 2014 09:58 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    31.9 km (19.8 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Oct 2014 05:20 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 154 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Saturday, 11 October 2014 at 02:35 (GMT)
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