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

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Tamana Shi, 12 km northwest of Kumamoto, Japan, on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 16:25 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Tamana Shi, 12 km northwest of Kumamoto, Japan, on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 16:25 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

15 Apr 16:33 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
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: Apr 15, 2016 16:25:07 UTC
Magnitude: 7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.85°N / 130.57°E (Tamana Shi, Kumamoto, Japan)
Antipode: 32.85°S / 49.43°W
Nearest volcano: Aso (35 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (8 mi) WNW of Kumamoto (pop: 680,400) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) WSW of Uekimachi-mōno (Kumamoto) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) NNW of Uto (pop: 39,200) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (13 mi) SSW of Yamaga (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SSE of Omuta (Fukuoka) (pop: 132,000) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) NNW of Matsubase (Uki) (pop: 26,200) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) W of Ōzu (Kikuchi District) (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) N of Honmachi (pop: 104,300) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) S of Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300) --> See nearby quakes!
895 km (556 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.010 km KYUSHU, JAPANEMSC
6.910 kmKyushu, JapanGFZ
7.010 km- 1km WSW of Kumamoto-shi, JapanUSGS
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kumamoto / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Samara, Russia (6538.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Fukuoka / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Kumamoto city 2 km south of kumamoto castle (23.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : 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. (reported through our app)  
Osaka, Hyatt Hotel / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sasebo / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mariott (498.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Shinjuku / Weak shaking (MMI III)
sukumo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Aizawl / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bangkok / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Assam / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I wasn't believed   
Assam / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I wasn't believed   
Daegu, South Korea / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Sasebo (91.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
(South Korea, 319 km NW of epicenter) : 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. (reported through EMSC)  
Minamiaso-mura (Japan, 37 km E of epicenter) : The house we stayed is destroyed. Some minor injuries. (reported through EMSC)  
Sasebo-shi (Japan, 88 km NW of epicenter) : Woke me up at Sasebo, Japan (reported through EMSC)  
Fukuoka-shi (Japan, 85 km NW of epicenter) : Felt like about a 5 in Fukuoka. 3-4 aftershocks to follow it up too. (reported through EMSC)  
Hiroshima-shi (Japan, 245 km NE of epicenter) : Woke up in Hiroshima (reported through EMSC)  
Tokoname-shi (Japan, 619 km E of epicenter) : Rumbling, sounded like someone moving large furniture around on wooden floor (reported through EMSC)  
Hiroshima-shi (Japan, 248 km NE of epicenter) : 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. (reported through EMSC)  
Fukuoka-shi (Japan, 86 km NW of epicenter) : Dangers (reported through EMSC)  
Tokoname-shi (Japan, 619 km E of epicenter) : Felt like the hotel was twisting slightly. As if someone was moving heavy furniture around on a wood floor (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2466 quakes)

  • 10 Apr 2018 14:24 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    9.2 km (5.7 mi) depth
    |
    182 km (113 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Feb 2018 18:31 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    149 km (93 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 08 Jan 2018 20:52 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    60.6 km (37.7 mi) depth
    |
    182 km (113 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Dec 2017 07:54 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    152 km (95 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Sep 2017 23:31 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    159.2 km (98.9 mi) depth
    |
    179 km (111 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Aug 2017 05:34 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    167 km (104 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Aug 2017 07:21 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    4.4 km (2.7 mi) depth
    |
    164 km (102 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 04 Aug 2017 18:43 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    2.2 km (1.4 mi) depth
    |
    161 km (100 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 04 Aug 2017 18:28 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    43.9 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    177 km (110 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 04 Aug 2017 17:02 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    1.1 km (0.7 mi) depth
    |
    160 km (100 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 04 Aug 2017 13:54 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    8.4 km (5.2 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 04 Aug 2017 13:38 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    33.2 km (20.6 mi) depth
    |
    184 km (114 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 04 Aug 2017 11:58 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    8.2 km (5.1 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 04 Aug 2017 05:50 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    0.9 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    160 km (100 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 04 Aug 2017 01:29 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    0.6 km (0.4 mi) depth
    |
    161 km (100 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 04 Aug 2017 01:29 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    161 km (100 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
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