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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Near West Coast of Honshu, Japan on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 - information

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Near West Coast of Honshu, Japan on Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Near West Coast of Honshu, Japan on Tuesday, 18 June 2019
18 Jun 13:29 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 42.0 to 37.0 km.
Jun 18 13:34: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 37.0 to 10.0 km.
Date & time: Tuesday, 18 June 2019 13:22 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.65°N / 139.4°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Hijiori (58 km / 36 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) SW of Tsuruoka (pop: 99,800)
49 km (31 mi) SW of Sakata (pop: 100,400)
78 km (49 mi) N of Shibata (pop: 80,800)
92 km (57 mi) NE of Niigata (pop: 505,300)
135 km (84 mi) NW of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100)
330 km (205 mi) N of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 18 Jun 13:22 UTCM 6.5 / 10 kmNear West Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
Tue, 18 Jun 13:22 UTCM 6.5 / 10 kmNear West Coast Of Honshu, JapanEMSC
Tue, 18 Jun 13:22 UTCM 6.4 / 12 km31km WSW of Tsuruoka, JapanUSGS
Tue, 18 Jun 13:22 UTCM 6.4 / 8 kmNear West Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu
Tue, 18 Jun 13:22 UTCM 6.5 / 20 km日本本州西岸近海 (Japan)CEIC
Tue, 18 Jun 13:22 UTCM 6.4 / 10 kmNear West Coast of Honshu, JapanBMKG

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261.6 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt some shaking and windows were rattling
Tokyo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : We were in out hotel rool on the 12th floor. We didn‘t know what it was until we read online that it was an earthquake
Sendai (132.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sleeping and I got the emergency message before I felt the quake. It felt, to me, like a circular shaking. I had some glasswear out that could have easily fallen, but didn't.
236.4 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
143.6 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Sendai (139.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Had a fun roller-coaster on the 11th floor.
Uozu city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Atsugi Kanagawa (360.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was taking a bath, in bathtub. I noticed bathrack swang, a soap bag as well. Then, I felt the bathtub hot water was also swinging. Approximately 15 seconds later, my phone got an earthquake alert. (reported through our app)
Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt : Без тряски и какой либо вибрации, непочувствовал, не ощущал. Всё в порядке, тихо, находился дома. Пожалуста, оставайтесь в безопастности, берегите своих родных и близких. Всем большое спасибо.))),!!!
Matsumoto, hotel 7th floor / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sendai / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
347.2 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
235.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
tokyo / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
286 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Sendai / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
331.3 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Yoyogi / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
243.1 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
347.8 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Nagano / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 2nd story building swayed and woke me up. Children slept through it but I was scared!
Kanda / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Koriyama Shi fukushima Ken (163.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Its just..you stop and wait if gonna be more shake...but its ok... (reported through our app)
Asakusabashi / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Shinjuku (330.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Yurihonjo-Shi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
tokio / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Shibuya / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tokyo Bay (338.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt it in hotel room. Lasted more than a minute. Light shaking but hotel fixtures were rattling a little bit. (reported through our app)
320.2 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Kesennuma / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Some weak but barely any noticeable movement 45/50 seconds after alert
Tokyo (331 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
38 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Some dishes fall from the table, but energy is still working (reported through our app)
Mihama (Japan, 338 km S of epicenter) : Mild shaking but over 10 seconds here in Chiba-shi. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake: Near West Coast of Honshu, Japan, 18 Jun 2019 13h22

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 12 Dec 2019 05:30 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    100 km (62 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 02 Dec 2019 05:26 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Aug 2019 10:06 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Jul 2019 07:04 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jun 2019 15:57 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    6.2 km (3.9 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Map of aftershocks

Significant earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Near West Coast of Honshu, Japan on Tuesday, 18 June 2019

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