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Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan, on Saturday, 20 March 2021 at 09:09 (GMT) - information

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - 16 km northeast of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, on Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 at 6:09 pm (GMT +9)

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Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - 16 km northeast of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, on Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 at 6:09 pm (GMT +9) Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - 16 km northeast of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, on Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 at 6:09 pm (GMT +9)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 44 km depth

20 Mar 09:14 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 5 minutes.
20 Mar 09:18: Magnitude recalculated from 7.0 to 6.9.
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20 Mar 09:45: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 68.0 to 44.0 km (from 42 to 27 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.8 km (1.8 mi) towards WNW.
Update Sun, 21 Mar 2021, 02:48
Tsunami warning after 7.0 quake hit off the coast of eastern Japan
Tsunami warnings across the eastern Japanese coast (source: Japan Meteorological Office)
Tsunami warnings across the eastern Japanese coast (source: Japan Meteorological Office)
A 7.0 earthquake hit off the coast of the Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, last night, 20 March 2021, at 6:09 pm local time. The quake occurred 16 km northeast of the city of Ishinomaki and hit at a depth of 54 km. Ishinomaki was one of the most affected cities during the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami.
Our monitoring service received multiple user reports describing moderate to strong shaking. Multiple users also reported to have felt about 20 seconds of shaking. The quake was felt at up to 350 km radius distance from the epicenter. It reached the cities of Tokyo and Yokohama where a great number of user reports also came from. Japan's Meteorological Agency reported an intensity of 5 for the Miyagi Prefecture, and an intensity of 3 for the cities of Tokyo and Yokohama.

A tsunami warning was issued following the 7.0 quake. NHK reported waves of up to 1 meter that hit land shortly after the quake. Due to this warning, the town of Watari in the Miyagi Prefecture issued evacuation orders for about 7,000 of their residents. This warning was downgraded to a “tsunami forecast” of slight changes in sea level along the Japan eastern coast by 7:30 pm local time. The US tsunami warning system stated that there was no threat of tsunami from the earthquake.
The Miyagi Prefecture fire department reported no significant damage. According to the Japan Times, no abnormalities were detected from the nuclear reactors in the eastern and northeastern parts of the country. There have also been at least 2 reported injuries. Meanwhile, 200 homes in Kurihara in the prefecture were without electricity according to the NHK. Rail line services were also halted including the Tohoku Shinkansen (bullet train).

This quake came just a few days after the region marked the 10th year anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku quake and tsunami, the Japan Times noted. Over a month prior to this quake, a strong quake also hit off the neighboring Fukushima Prefecture. Seismologists believed that the February 2021 quake was an aftershock of the 2011 megaquake.
Japan is on the Pacific Rim of Fire, a large region where most of the volcanic and seismic activities in the world occur. This region sits along the rim of the Pacific Plate which undergoes subduction under the other surrounding plates.
Update Sat, 20 Mar 2021, 09:21
Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes near Ishinomaki, Ishinomaki Shi, Miyagi, Japan
6.9 quake 20 Mar 6:09 pm (GMT +9)
6.9 quake 20 Mar 6:09 pm (GMT +9)
Just 11 minutes ago, a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck near Ishinomaki, Ishinomaki Shi, Miyagi, Japan. The tremor was recorded early evening on Saturday 20 March 2021 at 6:09 pm local time, at an intermediate depth of 73 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 6.9 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.
Moderate shaking probably occurred in Ishinomaki (pop. 117,200) located 50 km from the epicenter, Yamoto (pop. 32,000) 57 km away, Ōfunato (pop. 35,400) 68 km away, Shiogama (pop. 59,500) 75 km away, Furukawa (pop. 76,300) 80 km away, Ichinoseki (pop. 63,000) 81 km away, Sendai (pop. 1,063,100) 90 km away, and Mizusawa (pop. 61,300) 98 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Mar 20, 2021 09:09:45 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 at 6:09 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 7
Depth: 44.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.53°N / 141.41°E (Ishinomaki Shi, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan)
Antipode: 38.53°S / 38.59°W
Nearest volcano: Narugo (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) NE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) NE of Yamoto (Higashimatsushima) (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) E of Wakuya (Tōda Gun) (pop: 18,300) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (20 mi) E of Kogota (Tōda Gun) (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) E of Furukawa (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) NE of Schiogama (Prefettura di Miyagi) (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) ENE of Rifu (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) ENE of Tomiya (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) ENE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (167 mi) ENE of Sado Island (pop: 55,200) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (256 mi) NE of Honshu Island (pop: 104,000,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 10.3°C (51 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 9 m/s (18 kts) from SE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.044 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
7.060 kmNEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPANEMSC
7.169 kmKINKAZAN REGION, JapanNIED
6.810 kmNear Sendai, JapanRENASS
7.165 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu
7.054 km34 Km E of Ishinomaki, JapanUSGS
7.068 kmNear East Coast of Eastern Honshu, Japan [Sea: Japan]INGV
7.047 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanBMKG
7.060 km日本本州东岸近海, JapanCEIC

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368.6 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 20-30 s : We're on the 8th floor. The whole building swayed. My coworkers lost their balance and I felt dizzy. Lasted about 30sec but was slow swaying with only shallow bumps up & down. | 47 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
240.1 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Long earthquake with sustained shaking but no damage. Doors and lamps were swinging, pictures rattled on walls | 18 users found this interesting.  
Funabashi chiba / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s : Definitivamente no me acostumbro | 17 users found this interesting.  
Tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : Apartment swayed for at least a couple of minutes | 13 users found this interesting.  
3353.1 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : my dogs were barking non stop for 20 seconds it was really strong | 12 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Kisarazu, Chiba Pref. / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : I wa | 10 users found this interesting.  
Tokyo Minato-ku / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lots of building sway - mirrors shaking as well as building Long-lasting | 11 users found this interesting.  
Tokyo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : 27 th floor Béring Like boat Very long | 11 users found this interesting.  
3318 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : My House and plants were shaken my dogs when crazy. | 11 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Ota-shi, Gunma-ken / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : I was standing at my stove, cooking dinner, when I began to feel slight shaking beneath my feet. The shaking grew in intensity and I saw the liquid in the pot on the stove begin to slosh side to side and my hanging clothes began to swing likewi | 6 users found this interesting.  
Alas aka ANA Intercontinental Hotel / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : | 4 users found this interesting.  
347.7 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Buildings swayed, objects fell off shelves and broke | 5 users found this interesting.  
Tokyo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was longer than usual but not that strong | 5 users found this interesting.  
Zushi (326.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s : I was in the car at a stop light when the car began shaking and I could see the cars around me and some doors on buildings rattling and shaking as well | One user found this interesting.  
Yamashita Park, Yokohama, Japan / not felt / horizontal (sideways) swinging : The ground felt like it was moving arou | One user found this interesting.  
Akasaka Excel Hotel, Akasaka neighborhood, Tokyo, / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was on the 5th floor of a hotel in Tokyo. Felt like being on a boat in choppy water for between 30 seconds and a minute. Went outside 15 minutes later and it was business as usual on a warm spring night. | One user found this interesting.  
tokyo apa hotel / Weak shaking (MMI III) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) : my first earthquake since I am from Germany.... room was shaking evenly, water and hanging jacket was shaking as well | One user found this interesting.  
Roppongi Ichome station / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake : On 24th floor. Building swayed & rocked side to side for several minutes afterwards. Felt the shaking & building was creaking considerably | One user found this interesting.  
NorthEastern Shizuoka-ken / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : A rather horizontal shaking causing various windows and glasses to rattle, my wife first noticed due to the | One user found this interesting.  
Shibuya, Tokyo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt weak at first, wasn't sure there was a quake. Then hanging things started to swing and it became stronger - felt safer moving to bed than staying in chair | One user found this interesting.  
1219 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt : В Хабаровске не ощущалось, но сильно разболелась голова | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Yokosuka (392.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake : First time feeling an earthquake and the building was swaying | One user found this interesting.  
Alas aka ANA Intercontinental Hotel / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging :   
Minato City, Tokyo 106-0047 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : Longer in duration than is usual for my experience in this area. | One user found this interesting.  
Fussa,, Tokyo, Japan / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : It rolled for a long time... | One user found this interesting.  
Sagamihara / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Sleeping and it woke me up the bed and windows were shaking. | One user found this interesting.  
Oppama / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Several minutes | One user found this interesting.  
Hayama / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 30 seconds duration | One user found this interesting.  
Gotenba Japan / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Laying in bed and the bed was swaying side to side. | One user found this interesting.  
Yokosuka, Japan / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : Began at approximately 1814 and lasted 30-45 seconds. | One user found this interesting.  
Shibuya / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was in a ramen restaurant, heard slight rumble and felt weak shaking. Last about 20seconds | One user found this interesting.  
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Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Mar 16, 2022 14:36
10 weeks ago - felt
7.3

63 km
North Pacific Ocean, 89 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
May 1, 2021 01:27
1 year 3 weeks ago - felt
6.8

61 km
North Pacific Ocean, 36 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Apr 18, 2021 00:29
1 year 5 weeks ago - felt
6.1

46 km
North Pacific Ocean, 53 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
May 13, 2021 23:58
1 year 1 weeks ago - felt
6.0

40 km
North Pacific Ocean, 98 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 16, 2022 14:34
10 weeks ago - felt
6.0

48 km
North Pacific Ocean, 95 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Oct 5, 2021 17:46
33 weeks ago - felt
5.7

51 km
North Pacific Ocean, 44 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 22, 2021 02:24
39 weeks ago - felt
5.6

54 km
North Pacific Ocean, 94 km NE of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore
Mar 16, 2022 15:52
10 weeks ago - felt
5.5

67 km
North Pacific Ocean, 96 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
May 4, 2021 18:10
1 year 3 weeks ago - felt
5.4

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 73 km E of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore
Jun 8, 2021 01:19
50 weeks ago - felt
5.4

74 km
North Pacific Ocean, 88 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Apr 4, 2022 10:29
7 weeks ago
5.4

30 km
North Pacific Ocean, 75 km NE of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore
Jun 8, 2021 22:34
50 weeks ago - felt
5.3

30 km
North Pacific Ocean, 38 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 18, 2022 14:25
9 weeks ago - felt
5.3

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 54 km SE of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Nov 24, 2021 08:06
26 weeks ago
5.2

47 km
North Pacific Ocean, 20 km E of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 18, 2022 15:57
9 weeks ago
5.2

60 km
North Pacific Ocean, 98 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 25, 2022 03:08
8 weeks ago
5.2

47 km
North Pacific Ocean, 79 km E of Fukushima, JapanMore
Sep 30, 2021 08:45
34 weeks ago - felt
5.1

60 km
North Pacific Ocean, 59 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Nov 23, 2021 09:48
26 weeks ago - felt
5.1

56 km
North Pacific Ocean, 47 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 8, 2021 07:22
24 weeks ago - felt
5.1

55 km
North Pacific Ocean, 88 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Feb 18, 2022 02:55
13 weeks ago
5.1

59 km
North Pacific Ocean, 38 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Apr 3, 2021 12:58
1 year 7 weeks ago
5.0

45 km
North Pacific Ocean, 35 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Apr 19, 2021 04:06
1 year 5 weeks ago
5.0

63 km
North Pacific Ocean, 44 km S of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Oct 9, 2021 05:32
32 weeks ago
5.0

66 km
North Pacific Ocean, 96 km NE of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Oct 26, 2021 16:27
30 weeks ago - felt
5.0

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 179 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Nov 3, 2021 02:35
29 weeks ago
5.0

52 km
North Pacific Ocean, 25 km E of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore
Nov 8, 2021 16:14
28 weeks ago - felt
5.0

6.6 km
26 km W of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore
Feb 26, 2022 05:49
12 weeks ago
5.0

46 km
North Pacific Ocean, 58 km E of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 16, 2022 14:45
10 weeks ago - felt
5.0

55 km
North Pacific Ocean, 95 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
May 16, 2021 06:41
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.9

48 km
North Pacific Ocean, 88 km NE of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore
Sep 1, 2021 19:17
38 weeks ago - felt
4.9

55 km
North Pacific Ocean, 98 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Dec 7, 2021 17:29
24 weeks ago - felt
4.9

8.6 km
North Pacific Ocean, 37 km NE of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore
Jun 30, 2021 21:44
47 weeks ago
4.8

52 km
North Pacific Ocean, 22 km E of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 2, 2021 08:24
25 weeks ago - felt
4.8

52 km
North Pacific Ocean, 91 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Jan 28, 2022 21:00
16 weeks ago
4.8

56 km
North Pacific Ocean, 47 km E of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 24, 2022 05:18
13 weeks ago
4.8

42 km
North Pacific Ocean, 206 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Feb 24, 2022 05:18
13 weeks ago
4.8

59 km
North Pacific Ocean, 44 km E of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Feb 25, 2022 23:31
12 weeks ago
4.8

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 97 km E of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, JapanMore
Apr 5, 2022 15:03
7 weeks ago - felt
4.8

55 km
North Pacific Ocean, 84 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
May 1, 2021 00:10
1 year 3 weeks ago - felt
4.7

146 km
34 km W of Kitakami, Iwate, JapanMore
Jun 30, 2021 13:18
47 weeks ago
4.7

131 km
37 km SE of Akita, JapanMore
Aug 3, 2021 13:20
42 weeks ago
4.7

46 km
North Pacific Ocean, 152 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Feb 24, 2022 23:46
12 weeks ago
4.7

49 km
North Pacific Ocean, 92 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 17, 2022 10:43
10 weeks ago
4.7

56 km
North Pacific Ocean, 95 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 25, 2022 15:20
8 weeks ago
4.7

52 km
North Pacific Ocean, 85 km E of Fukushima, JapanMore
Apr 10, 2022 08:30
6 weeks ago
4.7

40 km
North Pacific Ocean, 95 km E of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore
Apr 24, 2021 09:35
1 year 4 weeks ago
4.6

57 km
North Pacific Ocean, 42 km N of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 17, 2021 16:21
44 weeks ago
4.6

52 km
North Pacific Ocean, 93 km NE of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore
Jul 26, 2021 20:19
43 weeks ago
4.6

80 km
North Pacific Ocean, 54 km NE of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore
Dec 6, 2021 08:09
24 weeks ago
4.6

57 km
North Pacific Ocean, 81 km E of Fukushima, JapanMore
Jan 4, 2022 05:35
20 weeks ago
4.6

62 km
North Pacific Ocean, 277 km NE of Tokyo, JapanMore
Jan 15, 2022 01:28
18 weeks ago
4.6

72 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Mar 16, 2022 14:49
10 weeks ago - felt
4.6

54 km
North Pacific Ocean, 88 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 16, 2022 17:17
10 weeks ago
4.6

57 km
North Pacific Ocean, 93 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 17, 2022 12:30
10 weeks ago
4.6

60 km
North Pacific Ocean, 99 km E of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 27, 2022 13:54
8 weeks ago
4.6

57 km
North Pacific Ocean, 83 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 28, 2022 16:36
8 weeks ago
4.6

58 km
North Pacific Ocean, 95 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 29, 2022 15:18
8 weeks ago
4.6

34 km
75 km NE of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 20, 2021 21:56
1 year 9 weeks ago
4.5

49 km
North Pacific Ocean, 68 km E of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, JapanMore
May 23, 2021 16:27
52 weeks ago
4.5

175 km
Japan Sea, 33 km SW of Akita, JapanMore
Aug 13, 2021 05:36
40 weeks ago
4.5

30 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Sep 17, 2021 03:16
35 weeks ago
4.5

44 km
North Pacific Ocean, 68 km SE of Watari, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Sep 24, 2021 04:44
34 weeks ago
4.5

63 km
North Pacific Ocean, 53 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Oct 4, 2021 21:06
33 weeks ago
4.5

50 km
North Pacific Ocean, 55 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Oct 18, 2021 02:01
31 weeks ago - felt
4.5

50 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Oct 26, 2021 16:40
30 weeks ago
4.5

23 km
North Pacific Ocean, 141 km E of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore
Nov 17, 2021 06:24
27 weeks ago
4.5

21 km
North Pacific Ocean, 29 km NE of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore
Jan 18, 2022 17:29
18 weeks ago
4.5

40 km
North Pacific Ocean, 274 km NE of Tokyo, JapanMore
Jan 28, 2022 01:35
16 weeks ago
4.5

67 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Feb 11, 2022 00:04
14 weeks ago
4.5

39 km
North Pacific Ocean, 18 km NE of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore
Feb 21, 2022 19:28
13 weeks ago
4.5

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 197 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Feb 22, 2022 02:05
13 weeks ago
4.5

66 km
North Pacific Ocean, 37 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 18, 2022 13:04
9 weeks ago
4.5

62 km
North Pacific Ocean, 61 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 20, 2022 10:35
9 weeks ago
4.5

49 km
8.4 km NE of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 23, 2022 11:11
9 weeks ago
4.5

56 km
North Pacific Ocean, 87 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 23, 2022 23:06
9 weeks ago
4.5

44 km
North Pacific Ocean, 97 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 24, 2022 04:11
9 weeks ago - felt
4.5

52 km
North Pacific Ocean, 98 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Apr 6, 2022 06:18
7 weeks ago
4.5

63 km
North Pacific Ocean, 94 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Apr 14, 2022 18:25
5 weeks ago
4.5

68 km
18 km NE of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore
Apr 17, 2022 19:50
5 weeks ago
4.5

55 km
North Pacific Ocean, 94 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 20, 2021 16:41
1 year 9 weeks ago
4.4

48 km
North Pacific Ocean, 43 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Apr 6, 2021 20:10
1 year 7 weeks ago
4.4

29 km
North Pacific Ocean, 92 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Apr 14, 2021 10:02
1 year 6 weeks ago
4.4

55 km
North Pacific Ocean, 28 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Apr 16, 2021 11:51
1 year 5 weeks ago
4.4

48 km
North Pacific Ocean, 42 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
May 14, 2021 00:23
1 year 1 weeks ago - felt
4.4

43 km
North Pacific Ocean, 48 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Jun 1, 2021 23:05
51 weeks ago
4.4

60 km
North Pacific Ocean, 58 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 3, 2021 16:24
46 weeks ago
4.4

48 km
North Pacific Ocean, 13 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 1, 2021 13:50
42 weeks ago
4.4

103 km
10.6 km W of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore
Aug 3, 2021 12:37
42 weeks ago
4.4

72 km
North Pacific Ocean, 56 km E of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore
Aug 22, 2021 19:16
39 weeks ago
4.4

96 km
Iwate, 40 km S of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Sep 1, 2021 08:16
38 weeks ago
4.4

46 km
North Pacific Ocean, 68 km E of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, JapanMore
Sep 13, 2021 04:59
36 weeks ago
4.4

47 km
North Pacific Ocean, 17 km NE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 17, 2021 20:21
35 weeks ago
4.4

52 km
North Pacific Ocean, 37 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Feb 7, 2022 18:28
15 weeks ago
4.4

49 km
North Pacific Ocean, 44 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Feb 24, 2022 23:46
12 weeks ago
4.4

124 km
Honshu-miyagi-ken, 13 km E of Yamagata, JapanMore
Mar 7, 2022 01:34
11 weeks ago
4.4

37 km
North Pacific Ocean, 96 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 16, 2022 16:14
10 weeks ago
4.4

54 km
North Pacific Ocean, 84 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 16, 2022 17:05
10 weeks ago
4.4

56 km
North Pacific Ocean, 89 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 16, 2022 17:28
10 weeks ago
4.4

55 km
North Pacific Ocean, 83 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 18, 2022 12:12
9 weeks ago
4.4

59 km
North Pacific Ocean, 85 km E of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, JapanMore
Mar 19, 2022 01:17
9 weeks ago
4.4

62 km
North Pacific Ocean, 18 km S of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 20, 2022 13:13
9 weeks ago
4.4

58 km
North Pacific Ocean, 89 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 23, 2022 23:50
9 weeks ago
4.4

76 km
North Pacific Ocean, 20 km S of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 27, 2022 11:12
8 weeks ago
4.4

57 km
NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPANMore
Mar 29, 2022 16:00
8 weeks ago
4.4

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 63 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Apr 17, 2022 11:11
5 weeks ago
4.4

31 km
North Pacific Ocean, 116 km E of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore
Apr 23, 2022 22:19
4 weeks ago
4.4

69 km
5 km W of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 20, 2021 09:26
1 year 9 weeks ago
4.3

51 km
North Pacific Ocean, 36 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Apr 2, 2021 16:36
1 year 7 weeks ago
4.3

50 km
North Pacific Ocean, 69 km E of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, JapanMore
Apr 9, 2021 08:54
1 year 6 weeks ago
4.3

58 km
15 km NW of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
May 19, 2021 11:54
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.3

30 km
North Pacific Ocean, 96 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Jun 30, 2021 03:53
47 weeks ago
4.3

49 km
North Pacific Ocean, 42 km E of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore
Aug 27, 2021 04:04
38 weeks ago
4.3

119 km
11 km W of Kōriyama, Fukushima, JapanMore
Sep 7, 2021 18:41
37 weeks ago - felt
4.3

63 km
8 km N of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 27, 2021 10:58
34 weeks ago
4.3

45 km
North Pacific Ocean, 58 km NE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Oct 2, 2021 04:01
33 weeks ago
4.3

23 km
North Pacific Ocean, 71 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Oct 12, 2021 11:30
32 weeks ago
4.3

43 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Nov 6, 2021 14:40
28 weeks ago
4.3

30 km
North Pacific Ocean, 89 km E of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, JapanMore
Dec 11, 2021 11:53
23 weeks ago
4.3

53 km
North Pacific Ocean, 31 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Dec 16, 2021 00:55
23 weeks ago
4.3

54 km
North Pacific Ocean, 48 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Jan 28, 2022 21:22
16 weeks ago
4.3

46 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Jan 31, 2022 23:08
16 weeks ago
4.3

46 km
North Pacific Ocean, 42 km E of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 9, 2022 17:07
15 weeks ago
4.3

69 km
North Pacific Ocean, 35 km S of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 15, 2022 17:58
14 weeks ago
4.3

8.1 km
North Pacific Ocean, 125 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 20, 2022 23:44
9 weeks ago
4.3

66 km
North Pacific Ocean, 89 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 24, 2022 07:34
9 weeks ago
4.3

44 km
North Pacific Ocean, 37 km SE of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore
Apr 2, 2022 20:16
7 weeks ago
4.3

55 km
North Pacific Ocean, 59 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Apr 19, 2022 02:57
5 weeks ago
4.3

95 km
4.6 km SW of Yamada, Shimohei-gun, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 20, 2021 09:18
1 year 9 weeks ago - felt
4.2

60 km
North Pacific Ocean, 37 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 20, 2021 09:34
1 year 9 weeks ago
4.2

53 km
North Pacific Ocean, 30 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 20, 2021 10:39
1 year 9 weeks ago
4.2

42 km
North Pacific Ocean, 58 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 24, 2021 00:11
1 year 9 weeks ago
4.2

46 km
North Pacific Ocean, 67 km E of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, JapanMore
Mar 26, 2021 12:07
1 year 8 weeks ago
4.2

54 km
North Pacific Ocean, 31 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Apr 9, 2021 16:59
1 year 6 weeks ago
4.2

49 km
North Pacific Ocean, 98 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Apr 19, 2021 18:10
1 year 5 weeks ago
4.2

54 km
North Pacific Ocean, 95 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Apr 23, 2021 05:12
1 year 4 weeks ago
4.2

51 km
North Pacific Ocean, 20 km NE of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore
May 24, 2021 16:19
52 weeks ago
4.2

50 km
North Pacific Ocean, 66 km E of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, JapanMore
Jun 11, 2021 08:34
49 weeks ago
4.2

30 km
North Pacific Ocean, 35 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 12, 2021 16:36
36 weeks ago
4.2

37 km
North Pacific Ocean, 83 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Oct 5, 2021 22:33
33 weeks ago
4.2

52 km
North Pacific Ocean, 52 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Oct 28, 2021 14:47
29 weeks ago
4.2

48 km
North Pacific Ocean, 100 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Nov 16, 2021 22:46
27 weeks ago
4.2

48 km
North Pacific Ocean, 60 km E of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, JapanMore
Dec 19, 2021 08:54
22 weeks ago
4.2

63 km
North Pacific Ocean, 55 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Jan 11, 2022 00:52
19 weeks ago
4.2

44 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Mar 16, 2022 18:05
10 weeks ago
4.2

52 km
North Pacific Ocean, 91 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 17, 2022 04:53
10 weeks ago
4.2

51 km
North Pacific Ocean, 90 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 17, 2022 07:47
10 weeks ago
4.2

48 km
North Pacific Ocean, 61 km E of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, JapanMore
Mar 17, 2022 19:56
9 weeks ago
4.2

55 km
North Pacific Ocean, 60 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 20, 2022 01:11
9 weeks ago
4.2

50 km
North Pacific Ocean, 56 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 21, 2022 00:06
9 weeks ago
4.2

51 km
North Pacific Ocean, 67 km NE of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, JapanMore
Mar 23, 2022 02:11
9 weeks ago
4.2

48 km
North Pacific Ocean, 61 km E of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, JapanMore
Mar 23, 2022 04:09
9 weeks ago
4.2

50 km
North Pacific Ocean, 97 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 27, 2022 00:34
8 weeks ago
4.2

50 km
North Pacific Ocean, 58 km NE of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, JapanMore
Mar 29, 2022 05:05
8 weeks ago
4.2

54 km
North Pacific Ocean, 88 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
May 1, 2022 05:41
3 weeks ago
4.2

47 km
North Pacific Ocean, 61 km NE of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, JapanMore
Mar 22, 2021 00:08
1 year 9 weeks ago
4.1

53 km
North Pacific Ocean, 30 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 24, 2021 10:25
1 year 9 weeks ago
4.1

53 km
North Pacific Ocean, 29 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Apr 23, 2021 00:49
1 year 4 weeks ago
4.1

37 km
North Pacific Ocean, 64 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
May 18, 2021 21:40
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.1

49 km
North Pacific Ocean, 43 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
May 19, 2021 10:21
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.1

45 km
North Pacific Ocean, 31 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 16, 2021 23:56
40 weeks ago
4.1

49 km
North Pacific Ocean, 26 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Sep 19, 2021 16:11
35 weeks ago
4.1

44 km
North Pacific Ocean, 70 km E of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, JapanMore
Oct 10, 2021 05:08
32 weeks ago
4.1

50 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Nov 6, 2021 15:07
28 weeks ago
4.1

51 km
North Pacific Ocean, 39 km SE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Nov 19, 2021 20:07
26 weeks ago
4.1

29 km
North Pacific Ocean, 70 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Nov 29, 2021 18:51
25 weeks ago
4.1

48 km
North Pacific Ocean, 12 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 12, 2021 09:41
23 weeks ago
4.1

37 km
North Pacific Ocean, 61 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Dec 16, 2021 01:49
23 weeks ago
4.1

40 km
North Pacific Ocean, 79 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Dec 17, 2021 05:39
22 weeks ago
4.1

80 km
North Pacific Ocean, 57 km E of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, JapanMore
Jan 4, 2022 11:37
20 weeks ago
4.1

51 km
North Pacific Ocean, 263 km NE of Tokyo, JapanMore
Mar 16, 2022 02:06
10 weeks ago
4.1

29 km
North Pacific Ocean, 208 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 16, 2022 15:01
10 weeks ago
4.1

56 km
North Pacific Ocean, 91 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 16, 2022 15:33
10 weeks ago
4.1

47 km
North Pacific Ocean, 65 km NE of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, JapanMore
Mar 16, 2022 16:06
10 weeks ago
4.1

53 km
North Pacific Ocean, 70 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 16, 2022 20:22
10 weeks ago
4.1

55 km
North Pacific Ocean, 67 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 16, 2022 23:00
10 weeks ago
4.1

56 km
North Pacific Ocean, 97 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 16, 2022 23:40
10 weeks ago
4.1

55 km
North Pacific Ocean, 90 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 17, 2022 00:30
10 weeks ago
4.1

65 km
63 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 17, 2022 10:22
10 weeks ago
4.1

52 km
North Pacific Ocean, 67 km E of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, JapanMore
Mar 18, 2022 06:02
9 weeks ago
4.1

53 km
North Pacific Ocean, 65 km NE of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, JapanMore
Mar 19, 2022 12:07
9 weeks ago
4.1

56 km
North Pacific Ocean, 93 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 20, 2022 05:46
9 weeks ago
4.1

53 km
North Pacific Ocean, 69 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 20, 2022 10:23
9 weeks ago
4.1

44 km
North Pacific Ocean, 84 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 21, 2022 01:43
9 weeks ago
4.1

48 km
North Pacific Ocean, 61 km NE of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, JapanMore
Mar 21, 2022 01:54
9 weeks ago
4.1

55 km
North Pacific Ocean, 68 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 21, 2022 13:21
9 weeks ago
4.1

55 km
North Pacific Ocean, 88 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 21, 2022 23:12
9 weeks ago
4.1

47 km
North Pacific Ocean, 66 km NE of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, JapanMore
Mar 23, 2022 08:02
9 weeks ago
4.1

61 km
North Pacific Ocean, 99 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 24, 2022 14:01
9 weeks ago
4.1

54 km
North Pacific Ocean, 63 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 25, 2022 06:33
8 weeks ago
4.1

47 km
North Pacific Ocean, 61 km NE of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, JapanMore
Mar 27, 2022 03:06
8 weeks ago
4.1

66 km
North Pacific Ocean, 84 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 27, 2022 10:34
8 weeks ago
4.1

50 km
North Pacific Ocean, 67 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Apr 1, 2022 22:36
7 weeks ago
4.1

49 km
North Pacific Ocean, 25 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Apr 2, 2022 09:33
7 weeks ago
4.1

62 km
North Pacific Ocean, 94 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Apr 3, 2022 05:38
7 weeks ago
4.1

46 km
North Pacific Ocean, 70 km SE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
May 5, 2022 05:55
3 weeks ago
4.1

50 km
North Pacific Ocean, 58 km NE of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, JapanMore
Mar 20, 2021 10:37
1 year 9 weeks ago
4.0

55 km
North Pacific Ocean, 26 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 20, 2021 15:36
1 year 9 weeks ago
4.0

53 km
North Pacific Ocean, 31 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Mar 21, 2021 06:15
1 year 9 weeks ago
4.0

54 km
North Pacific Ocean, 30 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Apr 1, 2021 06:19
1 year 7 weeks ago
4.0

55 km
North Pacific Ocean, 27 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
Apr 2, 2021 15:10
1 year 7 weeks ago
4.0

72 km
North Pacific Ocean, 34 km NE of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, JapanMore
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