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Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - East China Sea, 120 km north of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, on Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 at 11:05 am (GMT +9) -

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - East China Sea, 120 km north of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, on Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 at 11:05 am (GMT +9) Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - East China Sea, 120 km north of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, on Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 at 11:05 am (GMT +9)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 7 km depth

9 Dec 02:12 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
9 Dec 02:13: Epicenter location corrected by 1.9 km (1.2 mi) towards W.
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10 Dec 04:22: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 17.0 to 7.0 km (from 10.6 to 4.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.7 km (2.3 mi) towards W.
Update Thu, 9 Dec 2021, 02:18

Significant magnitude 5.8 earthquake 106 km north of Naze, Japan

5.8 quake 9 Dec 11:05 am (GMT +9)
5.8 quake 9 Dec 11:05 am (GMT +9)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred only 13 minutes ago 106 km north of Naze, Japan, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, in the morning on Thursday, December 9th, 2021, at 11:05 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.7. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 6.0.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Naze (pop. 41,400) located 106 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
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 details

Date & timeDec 9, 2021 02:05:07 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Dec 9, 2021 at 11:05 am (GMT +9)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6
Depth7.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude29.4428°N / 129.3791°E (East China Sea, Japan)
Antipode29.443°S / 50.621°W
Shaking intensityVery strong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoAkuseki-jima (21 km / 13 mi)
Nearby towns and cities120 km (75 mi) N of Naze (pop: 41,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
222 km (138 mi) SSW of Makurazaki (pop: 25,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
234 km (145 mi) SSW of Ibusuki (pop: 29,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
258 km (160 mi) SSW of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
262 km (163 mi) SSW of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
278 km (173 mi) SSW of Sendai (pop: 73,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
287 km (179 mi) SSW of Kokubu-matsuki (pop: 57,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
337 km (210 mi) SW of Miyazaki (pop: 311,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
371 km (231 mi) S of Nagasaki (pop: 410,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
394 km (245 mi) SSW of Kumamoto (pop: 680,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
139 km (86 mi) SW of Kuchinoerabu-jima Island (pop: 147) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
352 km (218 mi) NNE of Okinawa Island (pop: 1,301,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
366 km (227 mi) SSW of Kyūshū Island (pop: 13,232,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 19.6°C (67 F), humidity: 55%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 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
6.07 km119 Km N of Naze, JapanUSGS
5.940 kmRYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPANEMSC
5.510 kmJapan: Near FukuokaRENASS
6.017 kmRyukyu Islands, JapanRaspberryShake
6.035 kmRyukyu Islands, Japan [Sea: Japan]INGV
5.910 kmRyukyu Islands, JapanGFZ
5.943 kmRyukyu Islands, JapanGeoAu

Seismograms

Seismic station: Taipei, Taiwan (TATO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 924 km / 574 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Taipei, Taiwan: 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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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (44 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 30, 2022 21:46
28 weeks ago
3.2

148 km
East China Sea, 136 km N of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, JapanMore
May 17, 2022 03:46
30 weeks ago
3.1

76 km
East China Sea, 136 km N of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, JapanMore
Apr 17, 2022 04:09
34 weeks ago
3.3

59 km
East China Sea, 121 km N of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, JapanMore
Apr 7, 2022 13:26
35 weeks ago
2.8

3.2 km
East China Sea, 130 km SW of Kurio, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima, JapanMore
Apr 6, 2022 17:04
35 weeks ago
2.5

5.4 km
East China Sea, JapanMore
Apr 6, 2022 16:44
35 weeks ago
2.5

9.8 km
East China Sea, JapanMore
Apr 6, 2022 12:15
35 weeks ago
2.9

8.7 km
East China Sea, JapanMore
Apr 5, 2022 12:47
36 weeks ago
2.5

1.8 km
East China Sea, 130 km SW of Kurio, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima, JapanMore
Apr 2, 2022 04:57
36 weeks ago
3.4

10.5 km
East China Sea, 107 km N of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, JapanMore
Mar 14, 2022 09:06
39 weeks ago
2.5

72 km
East China Sea, 79 km N of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, JapanMore
Mar 11, 2022 23:45
39 weeks ago
2.5

93 km
East China Sea, 127 km SW of Miyanoura, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima, JapanMore
Feb 21, 2022 15:36
42 weeks ago
3.8

8.7 km
East China Sea, 120 km N of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, JapanMore
Feb 16, 2022 20:25
42 weeks ago
3.0

82 km
East China Sea, 134 km N of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, JapanMore
Jan 27, 2022 15:28
45 weeks ago
3.8

74 km
East China Sea, JapanMore
Jan 21, 2022 16:21
46 weeks ago
3.3

75 km
East China Sea, JapanMore
Jan 18, 2022 09:41
47 weeks ago
3.3

16 km
East China Sea, JapanMore
Jan 15, 2022 10:55
47 weeks ago
3.2

9.4 km
East China Sea, JapanMore
Jan 10, 2022 17:11
48 weeks ago
2.6

13 km
East China Sea, JapanMore
Jan 9, 2022 10:36
48 weeks ago
3.4

12 km
East China Sea, JapanMore
Jan 9, 2022 07:28
48 weeks ago
3.2

7.2 km
East China Sea, JapanMore
Jan 7, 2022 02:21
48 weeks ago
3.2

10.1 km
East China Sea, JapanMore
Jan 4, 2022 20:00
49 weeks ago
2.8

7.1 km
East China Sea, JapanMore
Jan 4, 2022 19:53
49 weeks ago
2.9

22 km
East China Sea, JapanMore
Dec 22, 2021 20:53
50 weeks ago
2.8

6.8 km
East China Sea, JapanMore
Dec 21, 2021 21:40
51 weeks ago
3.1

13 km
East China Sea, 108 km N of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, JapanMore
Dec 19, 2021 11:01
51 weeks ago
2.9

2.8 km
East China Sea, JapanMore
Dec 17, 2021 06:58
51 weeks ago
3.9

2.5 km
East China Sea, 118 km N of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, JapanMore
Dec 14, 2021 19:30
52 weeks ago
2.6

5.6 km
East China Sea, JapanMore
Dec 14, 2021 16:47
52 weeks ago
3.2

5.3 km
East China Sea, 110 km N of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, JapanMore
Dec 13, 2021 21:48
52 weeks ago
3.2

5.7 km
East China Sea, 112 km N of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, JapanMore
Dec 11, 2021 23:45
52 weeks ago
3.1

7.5 km
East China Sea, 101 km N of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, JapanMore
Dec 11, 2021 10:04
52 weeks ago
2.7

3.5 km
East China Sea, JapanMore
Dec 11, 2021 07:09
52 weeks ago
3.9

8.9 km
East China Sea, 108 km N of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, JapanMore
Dec 10, 2021 21:30
52 weeks ago
2.5

13 km
East China Sea, JapanMore
Dec 10, 2021 21:05
52 weeks ago
2.6

10.2 km
East China Sea, JapanMore
Dec 10, 2021 18:27
52 weeks ago
2.7

9.2 km
East China Sea, 102 km N of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, JapanMore
Dec 10, 2021 10:17
52 weeks ago
3.4

7.4 km
East China Sea, 110 km N of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, JapanMore
Dec 9, 2021 13:54
1 year 0 weeks ago
2.7

9.1 km
East China Sea, JapanMore
Dec 9, 2021 13:02
1 year 0 weeks ago
3.7

6.3 km
East China Sea, 102 km N of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, JapanMore
Dec 9, 2021 10:10
1 year 0 weeks ago
3.0

5.5 km
East China Sea, 109 km N of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, JapanMore
Dec 9, 2021 09:22
1 year 0 weeks ago
3.7

15 km
East China Sea, 104 km N of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, JapanMore
Dec 9, 2021 06:41
1 year 0 weeks ago
2.9

5.5 km
East China Sea, JapanMore
Dec 9, 2021 02:44
1 year 0 weeks ago
3.6

11 km
East China Sea, 106 km N of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, JapanMore
Dec 9, 2021 02:09
1 year 0 weeks ago
4.5

5 km
East China Sea, 97 km N of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, JapanMore

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