Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 6.6 HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION on Thursday, 14 January 2016

Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 39 km southeast of Shizunai-furukawachō, Japan, on Thursday, 14 January 2016 at 03:25 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 39 km southeast of Shizunai-furukawachō, Japan, on Thursday, 14 January 2016 at 03:25 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 50 km depth

14 Jan 03:33 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 7 minutes.
Jan 14 12:08: Magnitude recalculated from 6.7 to 6.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 60.0 to 50.0 km.
Date & time: 14 Jan 2016 03:25:33 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.07°N / 142.67°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Shikaribetsu (146 km / 91 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km (24 mi) SE of Shizunai-furukawachō (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) SSW of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) SE of Tomakomai (pop: 174,800) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) SE of Chitose (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) SE of Hiroshima (pop: 62,400) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) E of Muroran (pop: 96,200) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) SSE of Iwamizawa (pop: 85,100) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (92 mi) SE of Ebetsu (pop: 134,000) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) SE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
755 km (469 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) S of Hokkaido Island (pop: 5,500,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.650 km HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGIONEMSC
6.651 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGFZ
6.751 km- 51km SE of Shizunai, JapanUSGS
6.751 kmSE of Shizunai, JapanGeoAu
6.750 km日本北海道附近海域CEIC

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User reports for this quake (3)

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shiraoi (154.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Takinoue (Japan, 216 km N of epicenter) : Slowly shake (reported through EMSC)  
Kutchan (Japan, 178 km NW of epicenter) : Was sat in the third floor of my house.... Swaying back and forward a LOT! (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (248 quakes):
  • 11 Jul 2016 01:05 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    106.2 km (66 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 07 Jul 2016 04:45 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    55.6 km (34.5 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 07 Jul 2016 00:58 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    102.1 km (63.4 mi) depth
    |
    90 km (56 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 06 Jul 2016 13:00 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    30.6 km (19 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (46 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 05 Jul 2016 22:39 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    64.6 km (40.1 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 05 Jul 2016 22:13 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    98.4 km (61.1 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 05 Jul 2016 03:47 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 04 Jul 2016 22:13 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    44.8 km (27.8 mi) depth
    |
    108 km (67 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 04 Jul 2016 16:55 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    120.6 km (74.9 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (54 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 04 Jul 2016 06:24 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    142.7 km (88.7 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (64 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 03 Jul 2016 07:41 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    135.7 km (84.3 mi) depth
    |
    118 km (73 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 03 Jul 2016 01:21 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    7.1 km (4.4 mi) depth
    |
    91 km (56 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 01 Jul 2016 17:57 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    85.2 km (52.9 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 30 Jun 2016 19:34 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    59.5 km (37 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 30 Jun 2016 11:40 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    53.5 km (33.2 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 30 Jun 2016 08:39 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    32.9 km (20.4 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
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