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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Volcano Islands, Japan Region, on Saturday, 7 November 2020 at 01:10 (GMT) - information

Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 218 km southeast of Futami, Tokyo, Japan, on Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 at 11:10 am (GMT +10)

Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 218 km southeast of Futami, Tokyo, Japan, on Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 at 11:10 am (GMT +10) Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 218 km southeast of Futami, Tokyo, Japan, on Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 at 11:10 am (GMT +10)

Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 21 km depth

7 Nov 01:19 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
7 Nov 01:20: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9. Epicenter location corrected by 3 km (1.9 mi) towards SE.
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7 Nov 07:22: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 21.0 km (from 6.2 to 13 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.3 km (1.4 mi) towards ESE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 7, 2020 01:10:32 UTC
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Nov 7, 2020 at 11:10 am (GMT +10)
Depth21.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude25.61°N / 143.65°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode25.61°S / 36.35°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanounnamed (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities218 km (136 mi) SE of Futami (pop: 897) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
190 km (118 mi) SE of Hillsborough Island (pop: 2,580) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
217 km (135 mi) SE of Chichijima Island (pop: 2,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 27.8°C (82 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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.
5.821 kmVolcano Islands, Japan RegionGFZ
6.00.4 kmJapan [Sea]INGV
5.818 kmVolcano Islands, Japan RegionUSGS
5.839 kmVolcano Islands, Japan RegionGeoAu
5.710 km日本火山列岛地区, JapanCEIC
6.249 kmVolcano Islands, Japan RegionBMKG


Seismic station: Matsushiro, Japan (MAJO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1321 km / 821 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Matsushiro, Japan: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

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There are no user reports for this quake.


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