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Major magnitude 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Japan, on Monday, Nov 29, 2021 at 9:40 pm (GMT +9) -

Major magnitude 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Japan, on Monday, Nov 29, 2021 at 9:40 pm (GMT +9) Major magnitude 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Japan, on Monday, Nov 29, 2021 at 9:40 pm (GMT +9)

Major magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 6 km depth

29 Nov 12:45 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 5 minutes.
29 Nov 12:47: Now using data updates from GFZ
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29 Nov 13:13: Magnitude recalculated from 6.4 to 6.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 19.9 to 6.1 km (from 12.4 to 3.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.3 km (1.4 mi) towards SSW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 29, 2021 12:40:43 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Nov 29, 2021 at 9:40 pm (GMT +9)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.3
Depth6.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude31.1809°N / 142.4851°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode31.181°S / 37.515°W
Shaking intensityStrong shaking
Felt21 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoTori-shima (222 km / 138 mi)
Nearby towns and cities510 km (317 mi) SE of Shimoda (pop: 26,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
564 km (351 mi) SSE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
332 km (206 mi) SE of Hachijojima Island (pop: 7,520) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
465 km (289 mi) SE of Shikine-jima Island (pop: 600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 18.1°C (65 F), humidity: 56%, wind: 5 m/s (11 kts) from ENE
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 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
6.36.1 kmIzu Islands, Japan RegionUSGS
6.36.1 kmSoutheast of Honshu, JapanRaspberryShake
6.410 kmIZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGIONEMSC
6.110 kmJapan: Near TokyoRENASS
6.310 kmIzu Islands, Japan RegionGFZ
6.325 kmSoutheast of Honshu, JapanBMKG
6.435 kmSoutheast of Honshu, Japan [Sea: Japan]INGV
6.512 kmSoutheast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu

Seismograms

Seismic station: Matsushiro, Japan (MAJO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 715 km / 445 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 (22)

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Yokosuka / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Sitting on couch bottom floor, sideways motion. Ornaments on Christmas tree swinging | 15 users found this interesting.  
Yokosuka, Kanagawa (521.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 30-60 s : Laying in bed and my bed is shaking and curtains are moving on my 14 floor apartment | 8 users found this interesting.  
At the vessel (409.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : we are currently underway on the vessel at north pacific ocean and then suddenly we feel strong vibration for 2-5 seconds, i guess that we hit something or we have engine trouble but its nothing.we are worried because it was first time experienced. and af | 6 users found this interesting.  
Yokohama (542.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : i felt strong earthquake and my aquarium moving like waves | 5 users found this interesting.  
Tokyo (564.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Just sitting on the bed and then it began to shake sideways | 5 users found this interesting.  
shiroishi / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Das Hotel hat geschwankt! 3sec. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Yokosuka, japan (526 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Very weak shaking. Horizontal rocking in upper floors of apt. | 3 users found this interesting.  
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Atsugi japan (553.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : Quiet, bottom floor room. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Tokyo, Japan (570.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Sitting on the couch felt shaking and heard some freaking. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Tokyo (559.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Brief shaking. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Urayasu, Tokyo (559 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Sitting on the bed. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Zushi, Kanagawa (535.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Zushi (532.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 30-60 s
Machida (565.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Tokyo (562.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 30-60 s
Yorba Linda, California / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Quick slide-like easy jolt  
Tokyo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
chicago IL / not felt
Odaiba / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 20-30 s
Tokyo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Shinagawa / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
練馬区 / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (52 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Apr 17, 2022 16:08
34 weeks ago
4.5

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Apr 7, 2022 20:29
35 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Apr 1, 2022 01:32
36 weeks ago
5.1

31 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Feb 5, 2022 02:46
44 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Feb 1, 2022 04:24
45 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Jan 19, 2022 19:54
46 weeks ago
4.5

12 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 29, 2021 11:33
49 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 26, 2021 06:51
50 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 22, 2021 01:00
50 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 21, 2021 16:46
50 weeks ago
5.0

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 21, 2021 16:42
50 weeks ago
5.1

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 21, 2021 16:28
50 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 21, 2021 13:35
50 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 21, 2021 10:34
50 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 21, 2021 02:46
51 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 21, 2021 02:30
51 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 20, 2021 01:03
51 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 19, 2021 01:51
51 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 17, 2021 08:40
51 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 16, 2021 22:55
51 weeks ago
4.5

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 16, 2021 03:51
51 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 15, 2021 21:29
51 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 15, 2021 18:58
51 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 15, 2021 17:12
51 weeks ago
4.6

37 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 15, 2021 07:11
51 weeks ago
4.5

34 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 15, 2021 04:00
51 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 15, 2021 02:53
51 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 15, 2021 00:40
51 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 14, 2021 09:31
52 weeks ago
4.5

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 12, 2021 16:39
52 weeks ago
4.5

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 12, 2021 16:33
52 weeks ago
4.5

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 12, 2021 16:27
52 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 12, 2021 10:22
52 weeks ago
4.7

12 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 11, 2021 21:56
52 weeks ago
4.5

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 9, 2021 08:57
1 year 0 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 9, 2021 08:10
1 year 0 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 6, 2021 14:31
1 year 0 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 1, 2021 17:30
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 1, 2021 11:30
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.5

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 1, 2021 09:49
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Dec 1, 2021 08:40
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Nov 30, 2021 20:49
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Nov 30, 2021 20:38
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Nov 30, 2021 18:27
1 year 1 weeks ago
5.0

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Nov 30, 2021 15:41
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Nov 30, 2021 07:10
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Nov 30, 2021 06:53
1 year 1 weeks ago
5.5

7.9 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Nov 30, 2021 06:34
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.5

17 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Nov 30, 2021 00:30
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Nov 29, 2021 23:34
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Nov 29, 2021 22:29
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Nov 29, 2021 13:50
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
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