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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Sunday, 19 April 2020 - information

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Sunday, 19 April 2020

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Sunday, 19 April 2020
19 Apr 20:47 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Apr 19 21:04: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 53.0 km.
Date & time: Sunday, 19 April 2020 20:39 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 53.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.9°N / 141.97°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kurikoma (125 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) SE of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400)
43 km (27 mi) SE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100)
52 km (32 mi) S of Ōtsuchi (pop: 16,500)
119 km (74 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100)
184 km (114 mi) SE of Akita (pop: 320,100)
410 km (255 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 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
Sun, 19 Apr 20:39 UTCM 6.4 / 53 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
Sun, 19 Apr 20:39 UTCM 6.4 / 60 kmEastern Honshu, JapanEMSC
Sun, 19 Apr 20:39 UTCM 6.4 / 50.4 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu
Sun, 19 Apr 20:39 UTCM 6.1 / 43 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanBMKG
2020-04-20 05:39:05 +09:00 (19 Apr 20:39:05 UTC)M 6.3 / 38 km25km SE of Ofunato, JapanUSGS
Sun, 19 Apr 20:39 UTCM 6.4 / 62.1 kmNear east coast of eastern Honshu, Japan [Sea: Japan]INGV
2020-04-20 04:39:05 (19 Apr 20:39:05 UTC)M 6.2 / 30 km日本本州东岸近海 (Japan)CEIC

User reports for this quake (13)

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Southbury Connecticut USA (10398.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Lost my balance in the shower on the second story of my house
220.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
185.9 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
436.6 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Misawa AB, Aomori-Shi (209.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Our building swayed back-and-forty for approximately 2 minutes.
210.4 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Yokohama (431.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
119.6 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
419.8 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Morioka, Iwate / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Russia, Sankt Petersburg City,))),!!! / not felt : Без тряски и какой либо вибрации.))),!!!
Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I thought I was dizzy. I needed to look to see if there was an earthquake to confirm it
(Japan, 479 km SW of epicenter) : Its scared (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake: Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan, 19 Apr 2020 20:39

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (50 quakes):
  • 11 Oct 2020 00:02 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (51 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Oct 2020 01:22 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Oct 2020 06:27 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    93 km (57.8 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Oct 2020 14:01 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    70 km (43.5 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 30 Sep 2020 13:58 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    56 km (34.8 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 25 Sep 2020 18:07 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Sep 2020 00:18 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    69 km (42.9 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Sep 2020 21:25 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Sep 2020 20:29 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Sep 2020 10:05 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Sep 2020 05:40 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Sep 2020 05:18 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Sep 2020 03:49 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Sep 2020 03:31 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Sep 2020 03:03 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Sep 2020 03:00 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Sunday, 19 April 2020
 

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