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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - information

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Tuesday, 26 September 2017
26 Sep 20:29 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 79.0 to 63.0 km.
Sep 26 20:35: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 63.0 to 10.0 km.
Sep 26 20:40: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 42.0 km.
Sep 26 20:41: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.8.
Date & time: Tuesday, 26 September 2017 20:22 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 42.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.28°N / 142.34°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (101 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km (47 mi) SE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000)
78 km (49 mi) NE of Miyako (pop: 51,700)
89 km (56 mi) E of Ichinohe (pop: 15,800)
148 km (92 mi) SE of Aomori (pop: 298,400)
200 km (124 mi) NE of Akita (pop: 320,100)
561 km (348 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 26 Sep 20:22 UTCM 5.8 / 42 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
2017-09-27 05:22:11 +09:00 (26 Sep 20:22:11 UTC)M 5.8 / 36 km- 79km ESE of Hachinohe, JapanUSGS
Tue, 26 Sep 20:22 UTCM 6.1 / 50 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (5)

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Wolvega, Netherland (8841.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Hachimantai / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Inzai (Japan, 534 km S of epicenter) : Gentle swaying in hotel room on 10th floor of building (reported through EMSC)
Izumi-ku (Japan, 256 km SW of epicenter) : An open door rocked back and forth in the doorway a bit. Felt like gentle swaying on a cruise ship. (reported through EMSC)
Oirase-chō (Japan, 97 km NW of epicenter) : Slight wiggling of walls and decorations (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake: Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan, 26 Sep 2017 20:22

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 01 Oct 2017 14:20 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    57.3 km (35.6 mi) depth
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Tuesday, 26 September 2017

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