Mag. 2.8 earthquake - 3.6 km southeast of Makurazaki, Kagoshima, Japan, on Dec 30, 2015 00:13:59.47
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Minor magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 160 km depth
29 Dec 15:20 UTC: First to report: NIED after 6 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: Dec 30, 2015 00:13:59.47
Depth: 159.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.248°N / 130.347°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Ibusuku (21 km / 13 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (2 mi) SE of Makurazaki (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) S of Kaseda-shirakame (Minamisatsuma) (pop: 23,700) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) W of Ibusuki (pop: 29,700) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SSW of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) S of Ijūin (Hioki) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (26 mi) SW of Tarumizu (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) WSW of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) S of Sendai (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (110 mi) S of Kumamoto (pop: 680,400) --> See nearby quakes!
997 km (620 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) SSW of Nanatsu-shima Island --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) N of Kuchinoerabu-jima Island (pop: 147) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: NIED
Estimated released energy: 1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.8||160 km||SATSUMA PENINSULA REGION||NIED|
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User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 2.8, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.