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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Southeast of Honshu, Japan on Tuesday, 4 June 2019 - information

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 357 km northwest of Futami, Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 04:39 GMT

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 357 km northwest of Futami, Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 04:39 GMT Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 357 km northwest of Futami, Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 04:39 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 430 km depth

4 Jun 04:46 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Jun 4 04:47: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 429.0 to 430.0 km.
Jun 5 06:46: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.4.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 4, 2019 04:39:17 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth430.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude29.01°N / 139.29°E (Philippine Sea, Japan)
Antipode29.01°S / 40.71°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt3 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoSofugan (134 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities357 km (222 mi) NW of Futami (pop: 897) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
744 km (462 mi) S of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
359 km (223 mi) NW of Chichijima Island (pop: 2,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
384 km (238 mi) NW of Hillsborough Island (pop: 2,580) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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.
6.4430 kmSoutheast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
6.3435 kmIzu Islands, Japan RegionEMSC
6.0434 kmSoutheast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu
6.3430 kmIzu Islands, Japan regionUSGS
6.1430 kmSoutheast of Honshu,JapanIMD
6.2418 kmSoutheast of Honshu, JapanBMKG
6.4430 km日本本州东南海域 (Japan)CEIC


Seismic station: Tucson, Arizona (TUC/IU network) | Distance from quake: 9961 km / 6189 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tucson, Arizona: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.02-2.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (5)

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Berkely, CA / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Bend / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
747.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
890.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Iwatsuki (Japan, 761 km N of epicenter) : I didn't notice at all (reported through EMSC)  


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Sep 10, 2019 18:04
4 years ago

375 km
Philippine Sea, 377 km NW of Futami, Tokyo, JapanMore
Aug 21, 2019 21:24
4 years ago

400 km
Philippine Sea, 273 km NW of Futami, Tokyo, JapanMore

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