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

Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - Japan Sea, 37 km west of Tsuruoka, Yamagata, Japan, on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 13:22 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - Japan Sea, 37 km west of Tsuruoka, Yamagata, Japan, on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 13:22 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

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: Jun 18, 2019 13:22:20 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.65°N / 139.4°E (Japan Sea, Japan)
Antipode: 38.65°S / 40.6°W
Nearest volcano: Hijiori (58 km / 36 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) WSW of Tsuruoka (pop: 99,800) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) N of Murakami (pop: 31,300) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) SW of Sakata (pop: 100,400) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) N of Shibata (pop: 80,800) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) WNW of Tendō (pop: 65,400) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) NNE of Niigata (pop: 505,300) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) WNW of Yamagata (pop: 254,500) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) NNE of Niitsu (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) WNW of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) N of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.510 kmNear West Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
6.510 kmNear West Coast Of Honshu, JapanEMSC
6.412 km31km WSW of Tsuruoka, JapanUSGS
6.48 kmNear West Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu
6.520 km日本本州西岸近海 (Japan)CEIC
6.410 kmNear West Coast of Honshu, JapanBMKG

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Takasaki, Gunma (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.  
near Utsunomiya, Tochigi (236.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Nagaoka (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, бер  
Matsumoto, hotel 7th floor / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sendai / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
near Machida, Tokyo (347.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Hirosaki, Aomori (235.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
tokyo / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Misawa, Aomori (286 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Sendai / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tokyo (331.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Yoyogi / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Nagano (243.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Kawasaki (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)  
Wako, Saitama (320.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Dec 12, 2019 05:30
1 year 51 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
14 km N of Ryōtsu-minato, Sado Shi, Niigata, JapanMore
Dec 2, 2019 05:26
2 years ago
3.5

20 km
Japan Sea, 50 km SW of Akita, JapanMore
Aug 18, 2019 10:06
2 years ago
4.5

13 km
Japan Sea, 39 km SW of Tsuruoka, Yamagata, JapanMore
Jul 11, 2019 07:04
2 years ago
4.4

10 km
Japan Sea, 39 km W of Tsuruoka, Yamagata, JapanMore
Jun 18, 2019 15:57
2 years ago
4.5

6.2 km
Japan Sea, 41 km SW of Tsuruoka, Yamagata, JapanMore

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