Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Kyushu, Japan on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 - information

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 17 km southeast of Nishinoomote, Kagoshima, Japan, on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 at 12:39 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 17 km southeast of Nishinoomote, Kagoshima, Japan, on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 at 12:39 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 25 km depth

8 Jan 12:46 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Jan 8 12:51: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 31.0 km.
Jan 8 12:53: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 31.0 to 23.0 km.
Jan 8 12:55: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 23.0 to 25.0 km.
Date & time: 8 Jan 2019 12:39:30 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.6°N / 131.08°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kikai (79 km / 49 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (10 mi) SSE of Nishinoomote (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SSE of Ibusuki (pop: 29,700) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SSE of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (61 mi) S of Shibushi (pop: 18,300) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) S of Kushima (pop: 22,100) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) SSE of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) S of Miyakonojō (pop: 131,000) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) SSW of Miyazaki (pop: 311,200) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (211 mi) S of Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300) --> See nearby quakes!
981 km (610 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) S of Kyushu Island (pop: 13,232,000) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) ENE of Kuchinoerabu-jima Island (pop: 147) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.325 kmKyushu, JapanGFZ
6.340 km KYUSHU, JAPANEMSC
6.335 km- 16km SSE of Nishinoomote, JapanUSGS
6.220 km日本种子岛附近海域CEIC

User reports for this quake (6)

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bangalore / not felt
Tokyo / not felt : I was on the toilet and it just started quaking and i legit shit all over the place, please send help i've fallen and can't get up, get life alert. Stop it get some help call the mental health line now (1-888-993-3112). Lets get this bread, boys.  
Kagoshima / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Prolonged swaying of the hotel.  
near Nishinoomote, Kagoshima (7.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : little shaking  
Miyakonojo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Iwatsuki (Japan, 998 km NE of epicenter) : Yawning of the earth is frequent (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 29 Jun 2019 17:03 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Apr 2019 22:49 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Mar 2019 20:55 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    94 km (58.4 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 05 Feb 2019 16:59 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (49 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Jan 2019 21:22 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 25 Jan 2019 04:48 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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