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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Hokkaido, Japan Region on Wednesday, 5 September 2018 - information

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Hokkaido, Japan Region on Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - Hokkaido, Japan Region on Wednesday, 5 September 2018
Sep 5 18:48: Magnitude recalculated from 6.8 to 6.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 27.0 km.
Date & time: Wed, 5 Sep 18:08:04 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 27.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.9°N / 141.95°E
Nearest volcano: Shikotsu (30 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Wed, 5 Sep
Wed, 5 Sep 18:07 UTCM 6.7 / 10 km HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION[Map]EMSC
Wed, 5 Sep 18:07 UTCM 6.6 / 33.4 km- 27km E of Tomakomai, Japan[Map]USGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Teine-dist, Sapporo City, Hokkaido / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): first comes rocking for 10sec strongly, consequently comes very short waved (high frequency) rolling the 2x4 wooden structured house was shaking very strongly for 30sec like gggggggggGGGGGGGGG with loud squeaker. finally ended with the very loud cracking sounds may have affected to a joint part. I felt quite different from usual roll such as GnnGnnGnnGnn
(52.5 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
China / MMI IX (Violent shaking): Care the care
(803.6 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Sapporo (51.2 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I woke up from the shaking and it just would not stop. Felt like forever. Somehow even scarier than the one in Osaka (been there too) since I feel the aftershocks are stronger here.
Muroran / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Rigth now were a other one more very scared today 6.15 am
07012, Palma de Mallorca / not felt: Watch InfoCanal EdTv was sent an warning for you today IS allready one week its covering The quakes prevision for Japan, 7 hours ago was published this quake alert!
Sapporo, kita 16 Nishi 6 chome (53.5 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): It’s my first experience! And I found it it horrifying! Besides, it happened at dawn. There was nothing I could do but to hope that subsided. I probably need to know more about earthquakes! They’re indeed real!
Muroran / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Strong and long shaking wee stay in totally black out
Muroran / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Strong and long shaking
Nopporo, Ebetsu-city / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Sapporo - Shiroishi-ku (49.1 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)
Sapporo, Minamiku, Sumikawa / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I live in the 10th floor and there have been many afterschocks.
(112.3 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Hakodate / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido (50.2 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke up, felt strong shaking, but was able to hold the moving wall, the cat was afraid and in the closet meowing.
sapporo, kita-ku / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Otaru / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): That was my first experience with earthquake and it was hell scary
Niseko / MMI IV (Light shaking)
kutchan / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Tomamu / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Hakodate / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Niseko (91.4 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Noboribetsu / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Building slightly shaking. Power is out. Nothing fell over. 3 mini aftershocks thus far (3:44am now)
Sapporo Hokkaido / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
otaru / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Felt like I was back in California.
Chitose station / MMI IV (Light shaking): We just felt few time of shaking since 3:08 am (6/08/2018) and seeing the objects are swinging few times! Hope us and others ppl are fine as well
Sapporo, hard earthquake less than one minute / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Misawa, Japan / MMI V (Moderate shaking): We were awoken in doors on the 3rd floor of a hotel in Misawa, Japan. The room was shaking pretty bad and we went to the door jam for about a minute. Then we felt more shaking and so got dressed and went downstairs. Then we felt another aftershock and went out side the hotel. We seemed to be alone as we were the only ones outside of our rooms. Perhaps 6.8 earthquakes are a bit more normal here in Japan than in San Diego, California:). And they’re pretty normal in California:).
Kansas / not felt: Hey JAPAN watch DUTCHSINSE YTUB OR TWITCH FOR EARTHQUAKE UPDATES FORCAST THIS ISNT OVER HAVE A PLAN STAY SAFE
hokkaido / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Sapporo / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Hakodate / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Kutchan / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Niseko / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(51.5 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Sapporo / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Misawa-shi, Aomori / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(Japan) (236 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Seemed like a M ~3 here in Aomori CIty. I was woken up by it and the two aftershocks that followed over two hours later. I was pissed because I didn't get enough sleep (I'm a light sleeper and the previous night was noisy from the outskirts of Typhoon Jebi). I realized, however, after other reactions that it was way worse closer to the epicenter than here, obviously, but also that two people have died and over a hundred are missing so far. Thoughts and prayers for Hokaido, especially Atsuma. (via EMSC)
Misawa (Japan) (232 km S from epicenter)(no details): Shook our tower for about 20 sec (via EMSC)
Chitose-shi (Japan) (36 km W from epicenter)(no details): No trouble but we felt it alright! No electricity right now though but everybody in the hotel is alright. (via EMSC)
Saitama-shi (Japan) (779 km S from epicenter)(no details): The place I live is far away so I didn't feel shaking, but my son lived in a place very close to the epicenter and is waiting for the next information. (via EMSC)
Furano (Japan) (75 km N from epicenter)(no details): At 3.08am (via EMSC)
Furano (Japan) (75 km N from epicenter)(no details): Strong shaking for 2 mins (via EMSC)
Sapporo (Japan) (47 km NW from epicenter)(no details): In hotel room on 7th floor. Lasted about 20 seconds. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Wed, 5 Sep 18:20 UTCM 5.3 / 49 km - [info] (38 km) HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
[Map]
EMSC
Misawa-Shi / MMI III (Weak shaking): 9th floor apartment. Swaying lasting short time
Sapporo, shiroishi,kikusui / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
(143 km NNE from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Wed, 5 Sep 19:10 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] (53 km)Hokkaido, Japan Region[Map]GFZ
Wed, 5 Sep 20:20 UTCM 4.3 / 35 km - [info] (58 km)- 34km NW of Shizunai, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Wed, 5 Sep 21:04 UTCM 4.6 / 41.2 km - [info] (66 km)- 36km NNW of Shizunai, Japan[Map]USGS
Wed, 5 Sep 21:11 UTCM 5.5 / 10 km - [info] (72 km)Hokkaido, Japan Region[Map]GFZ
Thu, 6 Sep
Thu, 6 Sep 05:03 UTCM 4.4 / 35 km - [info] (36 km)- 17km E of Tomakomai, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Thu, 6 Sep 07:53 UTCM 4.4 / 50 km - [info] (56 km) HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
[Map]
EMSC
Thu, 6 Sep 19:48 UTCM 4.4 / 35 km - [info] (67 km)- 25km NW of Shizunai, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Thu, 6 Sep 22:10 UTCM 4.4 / 35 km - [info] (43 km)- 24km E of Tomakomai, Japan[Map]USGS
Fri, 7 Sep
Fri, 7 Sep 04:25 UTCM 4.8 / 30 km - [info] (47 km)Hokkaido, Japan Region
[Map]
GFZ
(52 km WNW from epicenter) / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Fri, 7 Sep 13:43 UTCM 5.0 / 53 km - [info] (56 km)Hokkaido, Japan Region
[Map]
GFZ
Date-shi / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(73.5 km NW from epicenter) / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Sapporo, Japan (71 km NW from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt the movement, was working on laptop when suddenly the bed started shaking for around 5-8 seconds
Read all reports
Sat, 8 Sep
Sat, 8 Sep 09:21 UTCM 4.4 / 34.2 km - [info] (44 km)- 22km ESE of Chitose, Japan[Map]USGS
Sun, 9 Sep
Sun, 9 Sep 13:55 UTCM 5.0 / 56 km - [info] (62 km)Hokkaido, Japan Region
[Map]
GFZ
Fushimi Sapporo Chuo-Ku (71.7 km WNW from epicenter) / MMI V (Moderate shaking): The weather seemed very strange to me all day. Exactly how I felt on Wednesday night with all the lightning but no boom. Just an eeriness in the air. And right before going to bed it happened. Made me nervous and now I’m having a restless night
(117 km WNW from epicenter) / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
(822.6 km SSW from epicenter) / not felt (via app)
Sapporo (Japan) (55 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Lasted about 30 seconds but not too severe. After the one last Thursday we wondered if would be a repeat. (via EMSC)
(Japan) (55 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Scary (via EMSC)
Read all reports
Mon, 10 Sep
Mon, 10 Sep 19:58 UTCM 5.1 / 35 km - [info] (62 km)Hokkaido, Japan Region
[Map]
GeoAu
Tue, 11 Sep
Tue, 11 Sep 03:54 UTCM 4.5 / 50 km - [info] (59 km) HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
[Map]
EMSC
Tue, 11 Sep 10:07 UTCM 4.4 / 35 km - [info] (57 km) HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
[Map]
EMSC
HOKKAIDO / MMI IX (Violent shaking): i was s h o o k
Wed, 12 Sep
Wed, 12 Sep 09:24 UTCM 4.5 / 27 km - [info] (44 km) HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
[Map]
EMSC
(Japan) (63 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Just felt a few seconds wobble on the 14th floor of our hotel in the centre of the city. (via EMSC)
Wed, 12 Sep 16:34 UTCM 4.4 / 30.6 km - [info] (52 km)- 33km E of Tomakomai, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Thu, 13 Sep
Thu, 13 Sep 21:54 UTCM 5.0 / 51 km - [info] (52 km)Hokkaido, Japan Region
[Map]
GFZ
Fri, 14 Sep
Fri, 14 Sep 00:48 UTCM 4.4 / 40 km - [info] (50 km) HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
I FELT IT
[Map]EMSC
Fri, 14 Sep 08:31 UTCM 4.3 / 35 km - [info] (50 km)- 31km E of Tomakomai, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Sun, 16 Sep
Sun, 16 Sep 17:51 UTCM 4.8 / 16 km - [info] (43 km) HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
[Map]
EMSC
Sapporo / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was sleeping when a strong shake wakes me but in a few moments all comes back to calm
Misawa City / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Sapporo / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Read all reports
Thu, 20 Sep
Thu, 20 Sep 22:56 UTCM 4.2 / 34 km - [info] (52 km) HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION[Map]EMSC
Mon, 24 Sep
Mon, 24 Sep 09:17 UTCM 4.4 / 45.9 km - [info] (54 km)- 35km E of Tomakomai, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Otaru - Inaho Hotel near Otaru railway station / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Sat, 29 Sep
Sat, 29 Sep 09:25 UTCM 4.5 / 35 km - [info] (47 km) HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
[Map]
EMSC
Sapporo / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Sun, 30 Sep
Sun, 30 Sep 08:54 UTCM 5.0 / 52 km - [info] (55 km)Hokkaido, Japan Region[Map]GFZ
Sun, 30 Sep 19:40 UTCM 4.3 / 123 km - [info] (73 km) HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION[Map]EMSC
Mon, 1 Oct
Mon, 1 Oct 02:22 UTCM 5.1 / 62 km - [info] (55 km)Hokkaido, Japan Region[Map]GFZ
Thu, 4 Oct
Thu, 4 Oct 23:58 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info] (46 km)Hokkaido, Japan Region
[Map]
GFZ
Sat, 6 Oct
Sat, 6 Oct 04:14 UTCM 4.6 / 45 km - [info]- 27km ESE of Chitose, Japan[Map]USGS
Mon, 8 Oct
Mon, 8 Oct 12:53 UTCM 4.6 / 29.2 km - [info] (49 km)- 29km E of Tomakomai, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Mon, 8 Oct 17:45 UTCM 4.4 / 10 km - [info] (40 km)- 21km E of Tomakomai, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Whitehorse / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(101.6 km N from epicenter) / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Was awoken from light sleep by the shake.
Fri, 12 Oct
Fri, 12 Oct 00:14 UTCM 4.9 / 60 km - [info] (58 km)Hokkaido, Japan Region
[Map]
GFZ
Sapporo (90.5 km NW from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Fri, 19 Oct
Fri, 19 Oct 17:30 UTCM 4.6 / 43.2 km - [info] (106 km)- 47km E of Shizunai, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Sun, 21 Oct
Sun, 21 Oct 23:48 UTCM 4.4 / 67.3 km - [info] (122 km)- 63km ESE of Shizunai, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Seoul / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Tue, 30 Oct
Tue, 30 Oct 17:59 UTCM 4.5 / 124.9 km - [info]- 2km ESE of Muroran, Japan[Map]USGS
Thu, 8 Nov
Thu, 8 Nov 02:15 UTCM 4.4 / 104.2 km - [info]- 30km ESE of Muroran, Japan[Map]USGS
Wed, 14 Nov
Wed, 14 Nov 10:07 UTCM 5.0 / 30 km - [info] (51 km)Hokkaido, Japan Region
[Map]
GFZ
Hilton Tokyo odaiba, davina, Tokyo, japan (817.4 km SSW from epicenter) / not felt (via app)
Sapporo (57.5 km WNW from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking)

 

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