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Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Japan, on Tuesday, Jun 21, 2022 at 4:14 pm (GMT +9) -

Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Japan, on Tuesday, Jun 21, 2022 at 4:14 pm (GMT +9) Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Japan, on Tuesday, Jun 21, 2022 at 4:14 pm (GMT +9)

Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 Jun 07:22 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
21 Jun 07:24: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.9. Epicenter location corrected by 12 km (7.6 mi) towards S.
21 Jun 07:35: Now using data updates from USGS
21 Jun 13:34: Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards N.
Update Tue, 21 Jun 2022, 07:30

Significant magnitude 5.9 earthquake 112 km northeast of Futami, Japan

5.9 quake North Pacific Ocean, Japan, Jun 21, 2022 4:14 pm (GMT +9)
5.9 quake North Pacific Ocean, Japan, Jun 21, 2022 4:14 pm (GMT +9)
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 5.9 quake in Japan near Futami, Tokyo, only 15 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the afternoon on Tuesday, June 21st, 2022, at 4:14 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. 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.
A second report was later issued by Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), which listed it as a magnitude 6.1 earthquake. Other agencies reporting the same quake include France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS) at magnitude 5.7, the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 5.9, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) 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 Futami (pop. 900) located 112 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 & timeJun 21, 2022 07:14:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Jun 21, 2022 at 4:14 pm (GMT +9)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude27.9571°N / 142.8138°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode27.957°S / 37.186°W
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoDoyo (200 km / 124 mi)
Nearby towns and cities114 km (71 mi) NNE of Futami (pop: 897) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
909 km (565 mi) SSE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
116 km (72 mi) NNE of Chichijima Island (pop: 2,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
157 km (98 mi) NNE of Hillsborough Island (pop: 2,580) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 28.1°C (82 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 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.
5.910 kmBonin Islands, Japan RegionUSGS
5.910 kmBonin Islands, Japan RegionRaspberryShake
5.710 kmJapan: Near TokyoRENASS
6.120 kmJapan [Sea]INGV
6.010 kmBonin Islands, Japan RegionGeoAu
6.019 kmBonin Islands, Japan RegionGFZ

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Salem, Oregon / not felt


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Aug 1, 2022 17:02
44 weeks ago

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Jul 29, 2022 14:41
45 weeks ago

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Jul 26, 2022 02:13
45 weeks ago

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Jul 25, 2022 11:58
45 weeks ago

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Jul 5, 2022 01:57
48 weeks ago

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Jun 28, 2022 07:36
49 weeks ago

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore
Jun 23, 2022 08:06
50 weeks ago

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, JapanMore

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