Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 281 km northeast of Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, 19 February 2016 at 13:13 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 281 km northeast of Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, 19 February 2016 at 13:13 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 20 km depth

19 Feb 13:23 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Feb 19 13:24: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 20.0 km.
Feb 19 20:02: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1.
Feb 27 17:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2.
Date & time: 19 Feb 2016 13:13:52 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.22°N / 142.19°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Adatara (180 km / 112 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
109 km (68 mi) ESE of Namie (Futaba-gun) (pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) E of Iwaki (pop: 357,300) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) ENE of Kitaibaraki (pop: 50,800) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) ENE of Takahagi (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) E of Funehikimachi-funehiki (Tamura) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) SE of Watari (pop: 36,300) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) ESE of Fukushima (pop: 294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) SE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) NE of Yokohama (pop: 3,574,400) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) ENE of Honshū Island (pop: 104,000,000) --> See nearby quakes!
419 km (260 mi) NE of Shikine-jima Island (pop: 600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.220 kmOff East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
M 5.120 kmOFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPANEMSC
M 5.120 km- 112km ESE of Namie, JapanUSGS

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