Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Saturday, 21 February 2015

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 131 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Saturday, 21 February 2015 at 10:13 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.7 quake North Pacific Ocean, 87 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, 16 February 2015 23:06 GMT, which had occurred 4 days earlier.
Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 131 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Saturday, 21 February 2015 at 10:13 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 19 km depth

21 Feb 10:21 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Feb 21 19:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 19.0 km.
Date & time: 21 Feb 2015 10:13:55 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.82°N / 143.45°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (235 km / 146 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
131 km (81 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) ENE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) ENE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
566 km (352 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (264 mi) SE of Okushiri Island (pop: 3,340) --> 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

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.019 kmOff East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
6.02 km OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPANEMSC
6.010 km130km E of Miyako, JapanUSGS
6.010 kmE of Miyako, JapanGeoAu

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (24 quakes):
  • 06 Aug 2015 09:33 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 22 Jul 2015 08:13 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Jun 2015 05:30 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Jun 2015 04:56 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Jun 2015 04:51 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Jun 2015 04:45 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Jun 2015 08:44 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Jun 2015 08:33 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 01 Jun 2015 15:51 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    30.8 km (19.1 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 May 2015 17:04 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Apr 2015 16:09 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 15 Apr 2015 19:54 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Apr 2015 18:51 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 27 Mar 2015 03:21 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    31.7 km (19.7 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Mar 2015 23:30 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Mar 2015 17:27 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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