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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Eastern Honshu, Japan on Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Tuesday, 12 May 2015
May 13 07:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.7 to 6.8.
Date & time: Tuesday, 12 May 2015 21:13 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 53.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.92°N / 141.93°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kurikoma (99 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1*10^15 J (278 GWh / 2.4*10^5 tons of TNT / 14.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 12 May 2015
Tue, 12 May 21:12 UTCM 6.8 / 40 kmNEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPANEMSC
Tue, 12 May 21:12 UTCM 6.8 / 38.9 km33km SE of Ofunato, JapanUSGS
Tue, 12 May 21:12 UTCM 6.8 / 39 kmSE of Ofunato, JapanGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Hanawa-Machi / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Tokyo / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Kolkata / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was in office wen I felt the shake. Felt as if someone was shaking my chair.
Tokyo / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I was on bed at 6.13 a.m. in Atsugi, Japan. I heard the shaking sounds of windows and at the same time I was felt that my bed is shaking.
Shinagawa / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Kawasaki / MMI IV (Light shaking): At 06:15 local time our Hotel building was swinging I am at the 19th floor it takes maybe 2 minutes
Tokyo / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Mito / MMI IV (Light shaking)
tokyo / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Dhaka / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Was working at my computer, felt light swaying. Took a while confirm that it was actually an earthquake.
Sendai (125.6 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): My phone alerted me beforehand, a few items fell in the kitchen. Lasted about a minute?
Misawa, Japan / MMI IV (Light shaking): First, the Japanese mobile phone sounded a warning, which woke me up. Then, my apartment building started shaking. I grabbed a few things and headed for the door. It stopped after about half a minute. No after shocks so far. The quake happened about 25 minutes ago. My nerves were rattled, but nothing was broken.
sendai city center (117.2 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Tokyo / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Akita, Akita / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Not sharp, rolled a lot, a few objects fallen.
Ōta-ku (Japan) (425 km SW from epicenter)(no details): My wife felt house shaking (via EMSC)
Urayasu-shi (Japan) (410 km SW from epicenter)(no details): 揺れちょっときた (via EMSC)
(Japan) (412 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Horrible (via EMSC)
(Japan) (451 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Das Bett wurde leicht durch geschüttelt. (via EMSC)
Edogawa-ku (Japan) (412 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I felt this quake. (via EMSC)
Chūō-ku (Japan) (417 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Léger tremblement du lit (via EMSC)
Urayasu-shi (Japan) (414 km SW from epicenter)(no details): やや揺れました (via EMSC)
Urayasu (Japan) (413 km SW from epicenter)(no details): The earthquake woke me up, i could feel my bed moving and items in my closet banging (via EMSC)
Akita (Japan) (181 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Got woken up by this, rolled a lot, not sharp, seemed to last a while. (via EMSC)
Patna (India) (5464 km W from epicenter)(no details): My Computer Table Is Shaking .. (via EMSC)
Muzaffarpur (India) (5414 km W from epicenter)(no details): I felt when i was sleeping (via EMSC)
Kathmandu (Nepal) (5334 km W from epicenter)(no details): Felt it in nepal..bed was shaking. (via EMSC)
(Japan) (451 km SW from epicenter)(no details): the hotel room walls were rumbling and room was shaking (via EMSC)
Chuo (Japan) (417 km SW from epicenter)(no details): i noticed that curtains swayed and (i think) the desk was moving a bit. Only occurred for about 30 seconds. (via EMSC)
Hitachi-shi (Japan) (287 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I felt that when I was sleeping. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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