Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Near S. Coast of Honshu, Japan on Saturday, 27 July 2019 - information

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 163 km south of Ise, Ise-shi, Mie, Japan, on Saturday, 27 July 2019 at 18:31 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Philippines Sea, 163 km south of Ise, Ise-shi, Mie, Japan, on Saturday, 27 July 2019 at 18:31 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 376 km depth

27 Jul 18:37 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Jul 27 18:37: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 387.0 to 376.0 km.
Jul 27 18:49: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.3.
Date & time: 27 Jul 2019 18:31:07 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 376.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.11°N / 137.3°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kozu-shima (211 km / 131 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
361 km (224 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.3376 kmNear S. Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
M 6.3378 kmNear S. Coast Of Honshu, JapanEMSC
M 6.3367 km140km ESE of Shingu, JapanUSGS
M 5.7350 kmNear S. Coast of Honshu, JapanBMKG
M 6.1372 kmNear south coast of eastern Honshu, Japan [Sea: Japan]INGV
M 6.3378 kmNear South Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu
M 6.1360 km (Japan)IMD
M 6.4380 km日本本州南岸近海 (Japan)CEIC

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365.3 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tokyo (362.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Shinjuku / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ichikawa-shi, Chiba / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Meguro-ku, Tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woken up by the shaking
Nerima Tokyo / Weak shaking (MMI III) : It was a light movement as if someone was shaking the bed.
Yokohama-Shi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tokyo, shinjuku / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hatsudai / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It shifted me across my bed.
1720 km N of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Shin Nakano / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Fun ride, asked about it the next morning in Nakano, the Japanese locals didn’t even notice it. I was on the 6th floor apartment
Kyoto / not felt
Yokosuka / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hamura-shi / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was asleep and was awakened by the shaking. It only last a few seconds. I have weird dreams so I wasnt quite sure if I was dreaming or not. Guess this confirms I wasnt.
Tokyo, ochanomizu / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt like on an aircraft sleep with turbulances.
toyko / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It woke me up at 3am
Inzai makinohara / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt the shaking for approximately 1 minute. I was on the 8th floor of our hotel. Felt the tremors as well.
348.9 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kita Senju, Adachi City / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lasted about 40 seconds.
Chiba / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Grand Hyatt Tokyo (198.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tokyo / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Shibuya / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tokyo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Shinjuku / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tokio (221.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tokyo, Nihombashi / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tokyo, Chuo Ki / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was sleeping and this earthquake light shaking woke me up
NARITA,CHIBA / Light shaking (MMI IV)
327.9 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I woke up at 3AM because my bed was shaking. Lasted for about 20 seconds.
328.4 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Both my boyfriend and I were awakened.
Tokyo / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tokyo (363.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Yokosuka / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Shinjuku / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was sleeping and was awoken by light shaking that last for about 20 seconds after I woke.
shinjuku / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tokyo - akihabara district - 3rd floor of hotel (375.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was lying in my bed around 3-4am. The room started shaking, slightly though. My hanged clothes started swinging. It lasted a minute or so.
Tokyo Akasaka / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Nishishinjuku (361.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Both my wife and I awoken by bed shaking for around 30 seconds. Room wardrobe door rattled. Room located on 29th floor. Felt stronger than mag 5 earthquake experienced on 25 July 2019 which was closer to Tokyo but lower magnitude.
Shukugawara / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I felt it when i was asleep, bed was shaking slowly for more than 3 mins and some object placed above fridge was moving
Ichikawa (378.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
359.9 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Kanagawa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tokyo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Were sleeping in a capsule hotel in Shinjuku district and all the pods shook heavily. Woke nearly everyone up and people were sat in the lounge until it was safe to go back in.
Narita / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tokio / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
yokosuka / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Utsunomiya (441.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was asleep when I was jolted awake by shaking of my bed and sliding doors banging really loudly, etc. I first dash to the door way but still felt the ground shaking. So, I dashed underneath the table to avoid any possible things that could fall. Felt like it lasted more than a minute or two.
380.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
tsukuba / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tokyo - nishi-shinjuku mystays hotel / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was around 3+am in the morning when I was awake by the shaking of the bed in my hotel room. It lasted for a few seconds. I can hear something rattling in the room. It is very common in Tokyo so I was not alarmed or panic. The first time I experienced earthquake in Tokyo was about 14 years ago. That was quite a big one whereby hotels had to terminate all the elevators till it stabilized.
Tokyo Okubo station (247 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was in bed awake, felt the shakes for 30 seconds or so as if the metro was passing down under my room on 3F. my family members were in their sleep and did not feel anything. Clearly recognizable as an earthquake.
344.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tokyo, Japan / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
1211.7 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt : Моя собака стабильно до землетрясений 5.5+ проявляет беспокойство за 6-7 часов. Можно часы сверять и прогнозы делать. (reported through our app)
Tokyo (366 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
1211.7 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt : По моей собаке можно часы сверять. За 6-7 часов проявляет признаки беспокойства перед событиями 5.5+ по Японии. (reported through our app)
342.3 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
359.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Ota-shi, Gunma / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
370.1 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt : Большое спасибо, Я в курсе, не почувствовал, ужинал, не ощущал, находился в доме. Пожалуйста, берегите себя, своих родных и близких. Да, геология рулит.))),!!!
Tokyo / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kukihigashi / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I woke up noticing the glass doors shaking. It happened very early morning.
401.4 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : this is the first time I felt an eartquake wich I could not mistake for a truck, it woke me up.
Tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tokyo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tokyo - another hotel / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Nihonbashi, Tokio / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tokyo / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Narita / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Woke me up
yokohama (331.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt lateral vibration long time. (reported through our app)
Aomi (360 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Long and strong shake. Almost 40 seconds (reported through our app)
Tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kawasaki King SkyFront Tokyu REI Hotel / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
shibuya / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My first one ever! Scary!
TOKYO Chiyoda Nagatacho 2-13-14 (362.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : In apartment on 29th floor. Building has earthquake dampening which greatly reduces movement but walls still swayed and creaked. Woke me.
Koto (359.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tokio (353.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
298.6 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
198 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
326.5 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
(Japan, 421 km NE of epicenter) : Semplicemente ci ha svegliato, erano circa le 03.30 , ha continuato per qualche secondo facendoci svegliare tutti... (reported through EMSC)
Chuo (Japan, 370 km NE of epicenter) : I slept. It looks like a strange quake (reported through EMSC)
Tokyo (Japan, 358 km NE of epicenter) : Lots of rattling of windows (reported through EMSC)
Tokyo (Japan, 358 km NE of epicenter) : It woke me up. I was sleeping in the 12nd floor of my hotel and everything was shaking. I live in Austria and this was the first earthquake I have ever felt. (reported through EMSC)
Tokyo (Japan, 358 km NE of epicenter) : We woke up and it was still shaking strong. We are visiting Tokyo from US. We thought people will start running around. We looked out of our 14th floor hotel room but things were normal. (reported through EMSC)
Tokyo (Japan, 358 km NE of epicenter) : My hausband woke up due to squeaking of the table and desk. I woke up too but unaware if it's the squeaky noise that bothered me or the shaking. Then we both confirmed it is an earthquake. As a tourists staying in a big hotel, it is a good idea to know where the stairs are in case we need to evacuate. (reported through EMSC)
Tokyo (Japan, 358 km NE of epicenter) : I was sleeping in my bed and I was going back and forth as the earth was shaking. It was the first time I felt an earthquake as a French tourist in Japan (reported through EMSC)
Tokyo (Japan, 358 km NE of epicenter) : It woke us up, and was quite long as when we got up to check the news it was still shaking a bit. Felt like the whole building was making cracking noise. (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 357 km NE of epicenter) : Woke me up in ground floor bedroom. Shaking for 30 seconds. Attached one of the traces from my Raspberry Shake seismometer here - (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 368 km NE of epicenter) : I was awake because of typhoon rains, and my cat had been pawing at the window and meowing for about two hours before (could have been because of the weather). It shook for about ten seconds and the hanging light swayed for about 30 seconds. Clearly a horizontal motion only, no vertical was felt. (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 364 km NE of epicenter) : In ojima eki in koto I fell everything shaking. I get up by sound (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 356 km NE of epicenter) : Woken up by bed shaking on 11th floor. Wife would have slept through it. (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 355 km NE of epicenter) : Light but powerful shaking, and maybe nearly for a minute. (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 351 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte temblor sentí en Tokorozawa Saitama ken a las 3:33am del 28 Julio (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 347 km NE of epicenter) : Long rumbling and shaking, more than 30 seconds (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 395 km NE of epicenter) : Wake me up..Bed moved (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 371 km NE of epicenter) : weak vertical shake for a little long time like 15 seconds, then changed to horizontal shake for 5-6 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 371 km NE of epicenter) : woke me up (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 362 km NE of epicenter) : Vibrations woke me up. It lasted about 20-30 sec. Impressive but nothing fell (Horifune, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, 2nd level of a single house) (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 357 km NE of epicenter) : Woke me from my sleep. Felt like the building was swaying slightly, but in the dark hard to tell if anything in the room was moving. (reported through EMSC)
Tokyo (Japan, 354 km NE of epicenter) : Wake up with the bed shaking, maybe 10 sec of shake then few little small shakes for half a minute. No worries (reported through EMSC)
Tokyo (Japan, 354 km NE of epicenter) : Just feel when my bed started moving. No other effects. (reported through EMSC)
Tokyo (Japan, 354 km NE of epicenter) : Bigger than usual. Tokyo has small ones from time to time but this one lasted longer and was bigger (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 352 km NE of epicenter) : Shaking longely (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 351 km NE of epicenter) : Wake up from Tokyo city (reported through EMSC)
Aoba (Japan, 332 km NE of epicenter) : It was about 3:30 AM at Yokohama JAPAN. Very strange quake and long... (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Philippines Sea, 163 km south of Ise, Ise-shi, Mie, Japan, 27 July 2019 18:31 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 16 Dec 2019 06:38 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    407 km (252.9 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (52 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 27 Nov 2019 20:24 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    338 km (210 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Nov 2019 22:31 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    400 km (248.5 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (41 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Oct 2019 17:17 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    294 km (182.7 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 163 km south of Ise, Ise-shi, Mie, Japan, on Saturday, 27 July 2019 at 18:31 (GMT)
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