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, Hachinohe Shi, Aomori, Japan, on Wednesday, 28 August 2019 at 23:46 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 138 km northeast of Hachinohe, Hachinohe Shi, Aomori, Japan, on Wednesday, 28 August 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.
Date & time: 28 Aug 2019 23:46:42 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 42.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.1°N / 142.93°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Mutsu-Hiuchi-dake (161 km / 100 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
137 km (85 mi) ENE of Misawa (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) ENE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) E of Mutsu (pop: 49,200) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) SSE of Shizunai-furukawachō (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) E of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) ESE of Hakodate (pop: 275,700) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) SE of Tomakomai (pop: 174,800) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) S of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (158 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
665 km (413 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (200 mi) S of Hokkaido Island (pop: 5,500,000) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) NNE of Sangan-jima Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
M 6.042 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGFZ
M 6.033 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionEMSC
M 6.117 kmHokkaido, Japan regionUSGS
M 6.048 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionBMKG
M 6.036 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGeoAu
M 6.120 kmOff east coast of Honshu, Japan [Sea: Japan]INGV
M 6.020 km日本北海道附近海域 (Japan)CEIC
M 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)
667.7 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt : Без тряски и какой либо вибрации, находился в доме, не спал, пил чай со штруделем, всё тихо и спокойно, люстры и связка ключей в норме, Да, важно, пожалуйста оставайтесь в безопасности, берегите Себя, Своих родных и близких людей. Да, геология рулит.))),!!!
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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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake North Pacific Ocean, 138 km northeast of Hachinohe, Hachinohe Shi, Aomori, Japan, 28 August 2019 23:46 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 06 Nov 2019 22:03 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33.5 km (20.8 mi) depth
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Oct 2019 02:12 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    50.3 km (31.3 mi) depth
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Oct 2019 02:19 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    39.9 km (24.8 mi) depth
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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