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Major mag. 7.1 earthquake - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Monday, 21 November 2016

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Monday, 21 November 2016

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake  - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Monday, 21 November 2016
Nov 21 21:09: Magnitude recalculated from 6.8 to 7.1.
Nov 21 21:15: Magnitude recalculated from 7.1 to 7.0.
Nov 21 21:20: Magnitude recalculated from 7.0 to 6.8.
Nov 21 21:21: Magnitude recalculated from 6.8 to 6.9.
Date & time: Mon, 21 Nov 20:59:50 UTC
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.38°N / 141.37°E [Map]
Nearest volcano: Adatara (109 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Mon, 21 Nov
Mon, 21 Nov 20:59 UTCM 6.9 / 10 kmNEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN[Map]EMSC
Mon, 21 Nov 20:59 UTCM 6.9 / 11.4 km- 37km ESE of Namie, Japan[Map]USGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Makuhari / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Spalding, Lincolnshire / MMI IX (Violent shaking): Bare shakes
(291.3 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Saitama (230.8 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was awakened by the earthquake.
(233.5 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
(229.8 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Shinjuku, Takadanobaba / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Uguisudani / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Aoba, Sendai (109.9 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Sendai (107.9 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Tokyo, Hotel Ana Intercontinental / MMI V (Moderate shaking): In 22nd floor it was shaking for 5 seconds, and then the building was swaying for 5 minutes
Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo / MMI IV (Light shaking): Hotel metropolitana Tokio.En planta 14.se mueve edificio de un lado a otro despertando nos.experiencia notable y esperando que terminara.40".megafonía noticia del hotel tranquilizando.
shinjuku (239.1 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Tokyo / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Estábamos durmiendo en planta 37 de hotel de Tokyo cuando el techo ha empezado a vibrar y el edificio a balancearse
Iwaki / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)
Tokio, Hotel New Otani / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I woke up and curtains were moving and glases maked noise. The duration was at least 30-45 seconds.
Yokohama / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(224.5 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Yokohama (264.7 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Izumi, Sendai (115 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Tokyo (240.4 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): 11 floors up in hotel. Whole building swaying, woke us up from a deep sleep. Both feeling nauseous from the movement. Building making large creaking noises.
Tokyo (238.1 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
(233.3 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Yokosuka / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Tsukuba / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
(368.1 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
(243.4 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
(233.7 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking) (via app)
Yokohama (Japan) (267 km SW from epicenter)(no details): 30 seconds of shaking then about 2-3 minutes of swaying. We were in 6th floor of hotel (via EMSC)
Meguro-ku (Japan) (245 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Woke up due to rambling noise, it was shaking for more than 30 seconds. (via EMSC)
Fuchū-shi (Japan) (253 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Woke us up, which most earthquakes do not. (via EMSC)
Suginami-ku (Japan) (246 km SW from epicenter)(no details): that was a long and creepy shake. made me dizzy. (via EMSC)
Shinjuku-ku (Japan) (242 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Felt it in Tokyo..really long..almost start running.. (via EMSC)
Shinjuku-ku (Japan) (241 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Really long and powerfull!!! Everything was shaking and we are in the first floor! (Second for Japanese) (via EMSC)
Nerima (Japan) (240 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I was awake at about 5.30am on my phone and then at around 6am I felt vibrations and then my bed and blinds started shaking!! It was quite scary as I've never experience an earthquake before. It lasted a good 30 seconds or more. (via EMSC)
Urayasu-shi (Japan) (234 km SW from epicenter)(no details): A solid few minutes of intense shaking, almost jerky at times, Walls creaking and pictures were swinging a bit. Unsettling. (via EMSC)
Ichikawa-shi (Japan) (230 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Earthquake last for about 20 secs. (via EMSC)
Izumi-ku (Japan) (114 km NW from epicenter)(no details): For about 30 seconds it felt like a gentle vibration and swaying in a boat. (via EMSC)
Shinjuku-ku (Japan) (229 km SW from epicenter)(no details): High rise building swayed for several minutes. (via EMSC)
Wakō-shi (Japan) (225 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Very Long! Felt in Tokyo!!! (via EMSC)
Sumida-ku (Japan) (223 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Woke everyone up at home, really strong. 9F in Sumida, Tokyo. The building swang for 2 minutes after a long shaking of 30 seconds at least. (via EMSC)
Itabashi (Japan) (222 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Long and strong shaking, woke me up, lastet about 30 sec (via EMSC)
Urawa-ku (Japan) (216 km SW from epicenter)(no details): 8th flor hotel in Shubuya. Shaking was very hard. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Thu, 20 Jul
Thu, 20 Jul 00:11 UTCM 6.1 / 42.2 km - [info] (122 km)E OFF FUKUSHIMA PREF
[Map]
NIED
Minamiurawa / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Tokyo Asakusabashi / MMI IV (Light shaking): Awoke and felt bed shaking, windows slightly ratterling
Makuhari Messe / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Kamagaya (Japan) (228 km SW from epicenter)(no details): It took long time to fade away. (via EMSC)
Tsukuba (Japan) (194 km SW from epicenter)(no details): The water in the glass and bottles were seriously trembling, almost shaking from one side to another, the trembling lasted for almost 20-30 seconds, and it calmed down slowly. (via EMSC)
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