Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - 3.3 km southwest of Tendō, Yamagata, Japan, on Jan 20, 2016 22:14:56.63
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Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 150 km depth
20 Jan 13:21 UTC: First to report: NIED after 6 minutes.
Date & time: 20 Jan 2016 13:14:56 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Jan 20, 2016 22:14:56.63
Depth: 149.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.328°N / 140.35°E (Tendō Shi, Yamagata, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Zao (22 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) SSW of Tendō (pop: 65,400) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) SE of Sagae (pop: 43,500) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) N of Yamagata (pop: 254,500) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) SSW of Higashine (pop: 45,800) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) NNE of Kaminoyama (pop: 35,600) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) W of Sendai (Miyagi) (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) NNE of Yonezawa (pop: 94,500) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SE of Tsuruoka (pop: 99,800) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) SE of Sakata (pop: 100,400) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) N of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: NIED
Estimated released energy: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) More info
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User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.