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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
21 Nov 21:08 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
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: Monday, 21 November 2016 20:59 UTC
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.38°N / 141.37°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Adatara (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) SE of Namie (pop: 21,900)
57 km (35 mi) NE of Iwaki (pop: 357,300)
70 km (44 mi) E of Funehikimachi-funehiki (pop: 23,500)
108 km (67 mi) SE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100)
160 km (99 mi) NE of Utsunomiya (pop: 449,900)
241 km (149 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 21 Nov 20:59 UTCM 6.9 / 10 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
Mon, 21 Nov 20:59 UTCM 6.9 / 10 kmNEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPANEMSC
2016-11-22 05:59:49 +09:00 (21 Nov 20:59:49 UTC)M 6.9 / 11.4 km- 37km ESE of Namie, JapanUSGS

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User reports for this quake (43)

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Makuhari / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Spalding, Lincolnshire / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Bare shakes
291.3 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Saitama (230.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was awakened by the earthquake.
233.5 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
229.8 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Shinjuku, Takadanobaba / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Uguisudani / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Aoba, Sendai (109.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Sendai (107.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Tokyo, Hotel Ana Intercontinental / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : In 22nd floor it was shaking for 5 seconds, and then the building was swaying for 5 minutes
Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tokyo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Estábamos durmiendo en planta 37 de hotel de Tokyo cuando el techo ha empezado a vibrar y el edificio a balancearse
Iwaki / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Tokio, Hotel New Otani / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I woke up and curtains were moving and glases maked noise. The duration was at least 30-45 seconds.
Yokohama / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
224.5 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Yokohama (264.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Izumi, Sendai (115 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Tokyo (240.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
233.3 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Yokosuka / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tsukuba / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
368.1 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
243.4 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
233.7 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Yokohama (Japan, 267 km SW of epicenter) : 30 seconds of shaking then about 2-3 minutes of swaying. We were in 6th floor of hotel (reported through EMSC)
Meguro-ku (Japan, 245 km SW of epicenter) : Woke up due to rambling noise, it was shaking for more than 30 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Fuchū-shi (Japan, 253 km SW of epicenter) : Woke us up, which most earthquakes do not. (reported through EMSC)
Suginami-ku (Japan, 246 km SW of epicenter) : that was a long and creepy shake. made me dizzy. (reported through EMSC)
Shinjuku-ku (Japan, 242 km SW of epicenter) : Felt it in Tokyo..really long..almost start running.. (reported through EMSC)
Shinjuku-ku (Japan, 241 km SW of epicenter) : Really long and powerfull!!! Everything was shaking and we are in the first floor! (Second for Japanese) (reported through EMSC)
Nerima (Japan, 240 km SW of epicenter) : 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. (reported through EMSC)
Urayasu-shi (Japan, 234 km SW of epicenter) : A solid few minutes of intense shaking, almost jerky at times, Walls creaking and pictures were swinging a bit. Unsettling. (reported through EMSC)
Ichikawa-shi (Japan, 230 km SW of epicenter) : Earthquake last for about 20 secs. (reported through EMSC)
Izumi-ku (Japan, 114 km NW of epicenter) : For about 30 seconds it felt like a gentle vibration and swaying in a boat. (reported through EMSC)
Shinjuku-ku (Japan, 229 km SW of epicenter) : High rise building swayed for several minutes. (reported through EMSC)
Wakō-shi (Japan, 225 km SW of epicenter) : Very Long! Felt in Tokyo!!! (reported through EMSC)
Sumida-ku (Japan, 223 km SW of epicenter) : 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. (reported through EMSC)
Itabashi (Japan, 222 km SW of epicenter) : Long and strong shaking, woke me up, lastet about 30 sec (reported through EMSC)
Urawa-ku (Japan, 216 km SW of epicenter) : 8th flor hotel in Shubuya. Shaking was very hard. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.9 quake: Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan, 21 Nov 2016 20:59

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1348 quakes):
  • 20 May 2017 10:21 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    16.1 km (10 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 20 May 2017 10:02 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    14.8 km (9.2 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 19 May 2017 12:16 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    51.5 km (32 mi) depth
    |
    111 km (69 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 18 May 2017 10:11 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    47.9 km (29.8 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 17 May 2017 14:39 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    25.8 km (16 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 16 May 2017 15:21 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    21.8 km (13.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 16 May 2017 06:33 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 15 May 2017 20:24 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    43.2 km (26.8 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 15 May 2017 12:10 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    56.1 km (34.9 mi) depth
    |
    97 km (60 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 14 May 2017 10:40 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    26.4 km (16.4 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 13 May 2017 18:58 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    25.3 km (15.7 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 12 May 2017 12:22 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    22.3 km (13.9 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 12 May 2017 02:29 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    25.5 km (15.8 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 11 May 2017 10:46 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 10 May 2017 11:41 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 09 May 2017 09:48 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    21.7 km (13.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • Show all

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

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