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Mag. 6.5 earthquake - - 144km W of Makurazaki, Japan on Friday, 13 November 2015

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - SW OFF KYUSHU on Friday, 13 November 2015

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - SW OFF KYUSHU on Friday, 13 November 2015
13 Nov 20:58 UTC: First to report: NIED after 6 minutes.
Date & time: Friday, 13 November 2015 20:51 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Nov 14, 2015 05:51:39.04
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 24.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.185°N / 129.141°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kikai (120 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
112 km (70 mi) W of Makurazaki (pop: 25,000)
115 km (71 mi) SW of Kaseda-shirakame (pop: 23,700)
122 km (76 mi) SW of Kushikino (pop: 25,700)
140 km (87 mi) SW of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400)
188 km (117 mi) SW of Nagasaki (pop: 410,200)
1099 km (683 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: NIED
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Nov 14, 2015 05:51:39.04 (13 Nov 20:51:39 UTC)M 6.1 / 24.8 kmSW OFF KYUSHUNIED
Fri, 13 Nov 20:51 UTCM 6.7 / 10 kmNorthwest of Ryukyu IslandsGFZ
Fri, 13 Nov 20:51 UTCM 6.6 / 10 kmNORTHWEST OF RYUKYU ISLANDSEMSC
2015-11-14 05:51:30 +09:00 (13 Nov 20:51:30 UTC)M 6.7 / 12 km- 140km WSW of Makurazaki, JapanUSGS
Fri, 13 Nov 20:51 UTCM 6.7 / 12 kmWSW of Makurazaki, JapanGeoAu

User reports for this quake (3)

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steve friedler / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : it defintly rustled my jimmies
Makurazaki / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Jeju-si (South Korea, 349 km NW of epicenter) : I woke up to unexplained waves of movement, thought I was crazy, then the building gave a little acknowledgement of movement. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake: SW OFF KYUSHU, 13 Nov 2015 20:51

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (93 quakes):
  • 09 May 2016 16:14 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    5.8 km (3.6 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 09 May 2016 10:59 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    0.6 km (0.4 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 08 May 2016 10:32 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    0.4 km (0.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 08 May 2016 08:25 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    1.7 km (1.1 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 08 May 2016 02:41 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    3.6 km (2.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 08 May 2016 00:55 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    0.9 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 07 May 2016 22:26 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    2.7 km (1.7 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 07 May 2016 22:04 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    1.4 km (0.9 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 07 May 2016 21:58 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 May 2016 20:27 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    1.7 km (1.1 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 07 May 2016 17:28 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    0.3 km (0.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 07 May 2016 13:09 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    0.7 km (0.4 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 07 May 2016 09:53 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    0.2 km (0.1 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 07 May 2016 09:16 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 May 2016 08:09 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    0.8 km (0.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 07 May 2016 06:25 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    0.8 km (0.5 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - SW OFF KYUSHU on Friday, 13 November 2015

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