Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Thursday, 11 April 2019 - information

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 149 km east of Hachinohe, Hachinohe Shi, Aomori, Japan, on Thursday, 11 April 2019 at 08:18 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 149 km east of Hachinohe, Hachinohe Shi, Aomori, Japan, on Thursday, 11 April 2019 at 08:18 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 25 km depth

11 Apr 08:26 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Apr 11 08:27: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 50.0 to 42.0 km.
Apr 11 08:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 42.0 to 38.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 38.0 to 25.0 km.
Date & time: 11 Apr 2019 08:18:22 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.38°N / 143.25°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (181 km / 112 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
608 km (378 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.025 kmOff East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
M 6.030 kmOff East Coast Of Honshu, JapanEMSC
M 6.220 kmOff east coast of Honshu, Japan [Sea: Japan]INGV
M 6.137 kmOff East Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu
M 6.112 km144km NE of Miyako, JapanUSGS
M 6.010 km日本本州东岸远海 (Japan)CEIC
M 6.110 kmOff East Coast of Honshu, JapanIMD

User reports for this quake (11)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Contribute:
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own user report!
Goroka Eastern Highlands Province Papua New Guinea / not felt : I did not feel any effect
Goroka Eastern Highlands Province Papua New Guinea / not felt : I did not feel feel any effect of earthquake
Moon / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : My pants were shaken till they flew away.
North Pole Alaska at 2:44am about a 5.5 quake / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It suck's, but that's Alaska
Hakodate / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The light started to shake when we were watching tv. It was over quickly.
Tono, Iwate Prefecture (15.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Matsushima / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kakuda, Japan / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Sapporo. Sapporo Station (337.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Misawa Japan (163.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Misawa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake North Pacific Ocean, 149 km east of Hachinohe, Hachinohe Shi, Aomori, Japan, 11 April 2019 08:18 GMT

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 03 Oct 2019 03:55 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Apr 2019 17:45 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 149 km east of Hachinohe, Hachinohe Shi, Aomori, Japan, on Thursday, 11 April 2019 at 08:18 (GMT)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us - Help us upgrade our server!

We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
Our server is reaching its limits and we need financing to increase capacity in order to deal with huge activity peaks when quakes occur. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every penny counts and every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features and in upgrading our software, please make a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you! With best regards from the VolcanoDiscovery team.
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | About us || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: