Mag. 4.6 earthquake - East China Sea, 130 km west of Kagoshima, Japan, on Saturday, 7 May 2016 at 09:16 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth
7 May 09:31 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 15 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.18°N / 129.26°E (East China Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kikai (111 km / 69 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
101 km (63 mi) W of Makurazaki (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) WSW of Kaseda-shirakame (Minamisatsuma) (pop: 23,700) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) WSW of Kushikino (pop: 25,700) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) WSW of Ijūin (Hioki) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) SW of Sendai (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) WSW of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) W of Ibusuki (pop: 29,700) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) W of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) SSW of Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300) --> See nearby quakes!
1090 km (677 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (133 mi) SW of Kyushu Island (pop: 13,232,000) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) NW of Kuchinoerabu-jima Island (pop: 147) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.6||10 km||Kyushu, Japan||GFZ|
|M 4.7||10 km||KYUSHU, JAPAN||EMSC|
|M 4.7||10 km||- 105km W of Makurazaki, Japan||USGS|
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