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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Northwest of Ryukyu Islands on Friday, 13 November 2015

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Northwest of Ryukyu Islands on Friday, 13 November 2015

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Northwest of Ryukyu Islands on Friday, 13 November 2015
13 Nov 21:54 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 37 minutes.
Nov 13 21:56: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 6.2.
Date & time: Friday, 13 November 2015 21:17 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.84°N / 128.67°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kogaja-jima (141 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
164 km (102 mi) SW of Makurazaki (pop: 25,000)
169 km (105 mi) SW of Kaseda-shirakame (pop: 23,700)
175 km (109 mi) NW of Nagata (pop: 1,200)
189 km (118 mi) SW of Satsumasendai (pop: 73,100)
196 km (122 mi) SW of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400)
1157 km (719 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 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
Fri, 13 Nov 21:17 UTCM 6.2 / 10 kmNorthwest of Ryukyu IslandsGFZ

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Frankenheim/Rhoen (9128.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Frankenheim/Rhoen (9128.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt

Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake: Northwest of Ryukyu Islands, 13 Nov 2015 21:17

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (64 quakes):
  • 08 May 2016 10:32 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    0.4 km (0.2 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 08 May 2016 00:55 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    0.9 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 07 May 2016 22:26 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    2.7 km (1.7 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 07 May 2016 22:04 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    1.4 km (0.9 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 07 May 2016 20:27 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    1.7 km (1.1 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 07 May 2016 17:28 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    0.3 km (0.2 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 07 May 2016 13:09 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    0.7 km (0.4 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 07 May 2016 09:53 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    0.2 km (0.1 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 07 May 2016 08:09 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    0.8 km (0.5 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 07 May 2016 05:50 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    1.6 km (1 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 07 May 2016 05:48 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    7.5 km (4.7 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 06 May 2016 14:59 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 06 May 2016 06:10 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    1.5 km (0.9 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 02 May 2016 22:13 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 30 Mar 2016 01:53 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    5.3 km (3.3 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 27 Mar 2016 04:20 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Northwest of Ryukyu Islands on Friday, 13 November 2015

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