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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 M 7.0 quake: KYUSHU, JAPAN on Fri, 15 Apr 16h25, which followed after 1 day 4 hours.
Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Kyushu, Japan on Thursday, 14 April 2016
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)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 8.9*10^13 J (24.8 GWh / 21301 tons of TNT / 1.3 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 14 Apr 2016
Thu, 14 Apr 12:26 UTCM 6.1 / 15 kmKYUSHU, JAPANEMSC
Thu, 14 Apr 12:26 UTCM 6.2 / 10 km- 7km SW of Ueki, JapanUSGS
Thu, 14 Apr 12:26 UTCM 6.2 / 10 kmSW of Ueki, JapanGeoAu
Thu, 14 Apr 12:26 UTCM 6.2 / 20 km日本九州岛CEIC

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Kumamoto city / MMI IX (Violent shaking): 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 / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I'm really still scare. Very worry about my little son.
Fukuoka / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I'm really still scare. Very worry about my little son.
Kokura / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Tokyo (894.8 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Tokyo (894.8 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Tokyo (894.8 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Germany / not felt: ghfthztzutz
Nagasaki city / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Fukuoka, Hakata (91 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
fukuoka / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Hiroshima / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Ōzu-machi (Japan) (23 km E from epicenter)(no details): My first earthquake and boy what a doozie. Really scary and have been feeling very strong aftershocks. (via EMSC)
Fukuoka-shi (Japan) (90 km NW from epicenter)(no details): I'm so scared (via EMSC)
Shinjuku-ku (Japan) (884 km E from epicenter)(no details): We are on the 21 floor of the Keio Plaza in Toyko. I barely felt it but my wife did not. (via EMSC)
Seoul (South Korea) (627 km NW from epicenter)(no details): 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? (via EMSC)
Minamiaso-mura (Japan) (23 km E from epicenter)(no details): Some road damage almost hit the house . First earthquake for me , very scary in japanese 100 year old building (via EMSC)
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) (236 km NE from epicenter)(no details): I was laying in the bed and felt the movement (via EMSC)
Shimonoseki (Japan) (127 km N from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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