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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
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: 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 / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (8 mi) NW of Kumamoto (pop: 680,400)
12 km (8 mi) SW of Uekimachi-mōno (pop: 31,700)
21 km (13 mi) NW of Uto (pop: 39,200)
85 km (53 mi) S of Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300)
114 km (71 mi) SW of Kitakyushu (pop: 997,500)
895 km (556 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 15 Apr 16:25 UTCM 7.0 / 10 kmKYUSHU, JAPANEMSC
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

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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)

Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake: KYUSHU, JAPAN, 15 Apr 2016 16h25

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (857 quakes):
  • 04 Aug 2017 11:58 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    8.2 km (5.1 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 27 Jul 2017 05:48 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10.5 km (6.5 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 24 Jul 2017 19:44 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    42.2 km (26.2 mi) depth
    |
    136 km (84 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 23 Jul 2017 07:19 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    42.3 km (26.3 mi) depth
    |
    135 km (84 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 18 Jul 2017 19:25 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    11.9 km (7.4 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 14 Jul 2017 15:36 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    14.5 km (9 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 06 Jul 2017 19:06 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    11.2 km (7 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 01 Jul 2017 15:58 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    9.9 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 30 Jun 2017 06:52 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    8.5 km (5.3 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 29 Jun 2017 20:25 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    137.2 km (85.3 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 29 Jun 2017 07:52 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    13.9 km (8.6 mi) depth
    |
    135 km (84 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 27 Jun 2017 10:42 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    11.4 km (7.1 mi) depth
    |
    109 km (67 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 23 Jun 2017 12:36 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    32.4 km (20.1 mi) depth
    |
    131 km (81 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 20 Jun 2017 22:31 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    |
    136 km (84 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 20 Jun 2017 14:27 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    42.4 km (26.3 mi) depth
    |
    136 km (85 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 09 Jun 2017 14:36 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    12.8 km (8 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (33 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • Show all

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

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