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Major mag. 7.1 earthquake - 7.1 KYUSHU, JAPAN on Friday, 15 April 2016

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - KYUSHU, JAPAN on Friday, 15 April 2016

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake  - KYUSHU, JAPAN on Friday, 15 April 2016
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 60.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 60.0 to 5.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 10.0 km.
Apr 15 16:45: Magnitude recalculated from 7.1 to 7.0.
Date & time: Friday, 15 April 2016 16:25 UTC
Magnitude: 7.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.85°N / 130.57°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Aso (35 km)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 2*10^15 J (554 GWh / 4.8*10^5 tons of TNT / 29.8 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 15 Apr 2016
Fri, 15 Apr 16:25 UTCM 6.9 / 10 kmKyushu, JapanGFZ
Fri, 15 Apr 16:25 UTCM 7.0 / 10 km- 1km WSW of Kumamoto-shi, JapanUSGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
kumamoto / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)
Samara, Russia (6538.9 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Fukuoka / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Kumamoto city 2 km south of kumamoto castle (23.2 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): Was in the top floor of a 10th floor building. Very strong shaking bed moved with me in it. Light door came down. TV fall like lots of other stuff to the ground. Small cracks in earthquake safe building. (via app)
Osaka, Hyatt Hotel / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Sasebo / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Mariott (498.8 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Shinjuku / MMI III (Weak shaking)
sukumo / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Aizawl / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Bangkok / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Assam / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): I wasn't believed
Assam / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): I wasn't believed
Daegu, South Korea / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Sasebo (91.6 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
(South Korea) (319 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It was the first earthquake I felt in Korea. I was about to sleep and felt the whole building was moving side by side for about 10-15 sec and I could hear the moving sound. It was really scary and when I check the time it just before 1.30am here in Korea. (via EMSC)
Minamiaso-mura (Japan) (37 km E from epicenter)(no details): The house we stayed is destroyed. Some minor injuries. (via EMSC)
Sasebo-shi (Japan) (88 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Woke me up at Sasebo, Japan (via EMSC)
Fukuoka-shi (Japan) (85 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Felt like about a 5 in Fukuoka. 3-4 aftershocks to follow it up too. (via EMSC)
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) (245 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Woke up in Hiroshima (via EMSC)
Tokoname-shi (Japan) (619 km E from epicenter)(no details): Rumbling, sounded like someone moving large furniture around on wooden floor (via EMSC)
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) (248 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Felt in Hiroshima city, possibly as a magnitude 3-4 at 1:40 am. Kumamoto area in Kyushu Japan is currently issuing a tsunami (tidal wave) alert. (via EMSC)
Fukuoka-shi (Japan) (86 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Dangers (via EMSC)
Tokoname-shi (Japan) (619 km E from epicenter)(no details): Felt like the hotel was twisting slightly. As if someone was moving heavy furniture around on a wood floor (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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