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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kyushu, Japan on Thursday, 14 April 2016

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kyushu, Japan on Thursday, 14 April 2016

This quake was likely a foreshock of the 7.0 quake: KYUSHU, JAPAN, 15 Apr 2016 16:25, which followed after 1 day 4 hours.
Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Kyushu, Japan on Thursday, 14 April 2016
14 Apr 12:35 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Apr 14 12:37: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1.
Apr 14 12:38: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.0.
Apr 14 12:41: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 21.0 km.
Apr 14 13:34: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.1.
Date & time: Thursday, 14 April 2016 12:26 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 21.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.79°N / 130.62°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Aso (56 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) SW of Kumamoto (pop: 680,400)
13 km (8 mi) NW of Uto (pop: 39,200)
14 km (9 mi) SW of Uekimachi-mōno (pop: 31,700)
92 km (57 mi) SE of Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300)
120 km (75 mi) S of Kitakyushu (pop: 997,500)
894 km (555 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: GFZ
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
Thu, 14 Apr 12:26 UTCM 6.1 / 21 kmKyushu, JapanGFZ
Thu, 14 Apr 12:26 UTCM 6.1 / 15 kmKYUSHU, JAPANEMSC
2016-04-14 21:26:36 +09:00 (14 Apr 12:26:36 UTC)M 6.2 / 10 km- 7km SW of Ueki, JapanUSGS
Thu, 14 Apr 12:26 UTCM 6.2 / 10 kmSW of Ueki, JapanGeoAu
2016-04-14 20:26:37 (14 Apr 12:26:37 UTC)M 6.2 / 20 km日本九州岛CEIC

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (19)

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Kumamoto city / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : I was about 7kms from epicentre, it felt like a train hit the side of the house... vicious jolt, only lasted about 7 seconds though, non stop aftershocks.
Fukuoka / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I'm really still scare. Very worry about my little son.
Fukuoka / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I'm really still scare. Very worry about my little son.
Kokura / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tokyo (894.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tokyo (894.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tokyo (894.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Germany / not felt : ghfthztzutz
Nagasaki city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Fukuoka, Hakata (91 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
fukuoka / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hiroshima / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ōzu-machi (Japan, 23 km E of epicenter) : My first earthquake and boy what a doozie. Really scary and have been feeling very strong aftershocks. (reported through EMSC)
Fukuoka-shi (Japan, 90 km NW of epicenter) : I'm so scared (reported through EMSC)
Shinjuku-ku (Japan, 884 km E of epicenter) : We are on the 21 floor of the Keio Plaza in Toyko. I barely felt it but my wife did not. (reported through EMSC)
Seoul (South Korea, 627 km NW of epicenter) : Was lying in bed and started gentle rocking from side to side. Looked at clock and it read 9.26 pm (KST). Went to google and saw a tremor in Japan at the same time. Just wondering is Seoul too far away to be felt? (reported through EMSC)
Minamiaso-mura (Japan, 23 km E of epicenter) : Some road damage almost hit the house . First earthquake for me , very scary in japanese 100 year old building (reported through EMSC)
Hiroshima-shi (Japan, 236 km NE of epicenter) : I was laying in the bed and felt the movement (reported through EMSC)
Shimonoseki (Japan, 127 km N of epicenter) : Quake motion was sharp side to side movement for 5 seconds, then slowed down for 3 seconds then much stronger for another 5 seconds. We are located 70 miles north of the epicenter. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake: Kyushu, Japan, 14 Apr 2016 12:26

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1944 quakes):
  • 10 Oct 2016 21:45 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 09 Oct 2016 18:54 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    8.1 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 06 Oct 2016 05:57 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    8.9 km (5.5 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 05 Oct 2016 08:19 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    150.9 km (93.8 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 05 Oct 2016 07:30 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 02 Oct 2016 07:13 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    10.1 km (6.3 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 01 Oct 2016 06:30 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    13.8 km (8.6 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 01 Oct 2016 05:39 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    12.6 km (7.8 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 29 Sep 2016 08:58 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    11.1 km (6.9 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 29 Sep 2016 03:42 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 28 Sep 2016 19:53 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    12.4 km (7.7 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 27 Sep 2016 04:02 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    12.2 km (7.6 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 26 Sep 2016 04:52 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    9.3 km (5.8 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 23 Sep 2016 18:07 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    10.7 km (6.6 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 22 Sep 2016 23:28 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    11.5 km (7.1 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 22 Sep 2016 20:06 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    119.7 km (74.4 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kyushu, Japan on Thursday, 14 April 2016

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