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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 10:10 am (GMT +9)

Strong mag. 5.8 Earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 218 km southeast of Futami, Tokyo, Japan, on Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 10:10 am (GMT +9) Strong mag. 5.8 Earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 218 km southeast of Futami, Tokyo, Japan, on Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 10:10 am (GMT +9)

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 10:10 am (GMT +9)
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)
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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Nearby places

Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
218 km (136 mi)
NW of epicenter
(pop: 897)
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

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Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

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.
Mag Depth Time GMT Epicenter Agency
5.8 21 km (13 mi) 2020-11-7 01:10:32 Volcano Islands, Japan Region GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
5.8 30 km (19 mi) 2020-11-7 01:10:33 VOLCANO ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
6.1 km (3.8 mi) epicenter difference with GFZ
EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
6.0 0.4 km (0.2 mi) 2020-11-7 01:10:29 Japan [Sea]
14 km (8.9 mi) epicenter difference with GFZ
INGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
5.8 18 km (11 mi) 2020-11-7 01:10:32 Volcano Islands, Japan Region
9.1 km (5.7 mi) epicenter difference with GFZ
USGS (United States Geological Survey)
5.8 39 km (24 mi) 2020-11-7 01:10:35 Volcano Islands, Japan Region
4.7 km (2.9 mi) epicenter difference with GFZ
GeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
5.7 10 km (6.2 mi) (*) 2020-11-7 01:10:29 日本火山列岛地区, Japan
3.9 km (2.4 mi) epicenter difference with GFZ
CEIC (China Earthquake Networks Center)
6.2 49 km (30 mi) 2020-11-7 01:10:36 Volcano Islands, Japan Region
1.1 km (0.7 mi) epicenter difference with GFZ
BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
(*) A depth given as 10 km often means that the the depth of the quake could not determined with sufficient accuracy.


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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.02-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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