Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Kyushu, Japan on Thursday, 9 May 2019 - information

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 34 km east of Miyazaki, Japan, on Thursday, 9 May 2019 at 23:48 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 34 km east of Miyazaki, Japan, on Thursday, 9 May 2019 at 23:48 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

9 May 23:56 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 53.0 to 10.0 km.
May 10 08:52: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.2.
Date & time: 9 May 2019 23:48:41 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.83°N / 131.76°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kirishima (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) ESE of Miyazaki (pop: 311,200) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SE of Takanabe (Kōyu-gun) (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) NE of Nichinan (pop: 44,200) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SE of Tsuma (Saito-shi) (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) E of Miyakonojō (pop: 131,000) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) ESE of Kobayashi (pop: 39,700) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) S of Nobeoka (pop: 121,900) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) ENE of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (145 mi) SSE of Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300) --> See nearby quakes!
849 km (528 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SE of Kyushu Island (pop: 13,232,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
6.210 kmKyushu, JapanGFZ
6.433 kmKyushu, JapanEMSC
6.220 kmKyushu, JapanGeoAu
6.123 km43km ESE of Miyazaki-shi, JapanUSGS
6.010 kmKyushu, JapanIMD

User reports for this quake (8)

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Kagoshima City, Kagoshima / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : A little scary. Not too bad.  
Paraná Brazil / not felt : Não senti  
846.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Beijing / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : I died  
Iwakuni / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Miyazaki / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Nagasaki fuerto hotel / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Iwatsuki (Japan, 878 km NE of epicenter) : I'm worried about the yawning of the earth (reported through EMSC)  
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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 26 Jul 2019 17:11 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    35.2 km (21.9 mi) depth
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jun 2019 02:35 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    64.6 km (40.1 mi) depth
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 May 2019 11:40 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 May 2019 04:53 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 May 2019 00:07 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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