Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Hokkaido, Japan Region on Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 138 km northeast of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 23:46 GMT

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 138 km northeast of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 23:46 GMT Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 138 km northeast of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 23:46 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 42 km depth

28 Aug 23:55 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Aug 28 23:56: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 56.0 to 46.0 km.
Aug 28 23:58: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 46.0 to 42.0 km.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 28, 2019 23:46:42 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth42.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude41.1°N / 142.93°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode41.1°S / 37.07°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt7 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoMutsu-Hiuchi-dake (161 km / 100 mi)
Nearby towns and cities137 km (85 mi) ENE of Misawa (pop: 42,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
138 km (86 mi) ENE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
145 km (90 mi) E of Mutsu (pop: 49,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
145 km (90 mi) SSE of Shizunai-furukawachō (pop: 22,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
182 km (113 mi) NNE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
187 km (116 mi) E of Aomori (pop: 298,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
198 km (123 mi) ESE of Hakodate (pop: 275,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
217 km (135 mi) NE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
255 km (158 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
665 km (413 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
259 km (161 mi) S of Hokkaido Island (pop: 5,500,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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6.042 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGFZ
6.033 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionEMSC
6.117 kmHokkaido, Japan regionUSGS
6.048 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionBMKG
6.036 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGeoAu
6.120 kmOff east coast of Honshu, Japan [Sea: Japan]INGV
6.020 km日本北海道附近海域 (Japan)CEIC
6.110 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionIMD

User reports for this quake (11)

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Hakodate / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Misawa-Shi Aomori / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Sapporo / not felt
Toyohira-ku / Weak shaking (MMI III)
New York (10185.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tokyo (667.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt :   
Hakodate, Hokkaido / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Daita Setagaya TOKYO JAPAN / not felt
New chitose airport / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Feel like dizziness and soup inside the bowl is shaking.  
Misawa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Nov 6, 2019 22:03
3 years ago

34 km
North Pacific Ocean, 114 km NE of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Oct 30, 2019 02:12
3 years ago

50 km
North Pacific Ocean, 90 km NE of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Oct 20, 2019 02:19
3 years ago

40 km
North Pacific Ocean, 91 km NE of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore

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