Mag. 2.9 earthquake - 18 km southeast of Ishikawa, Fukushima, Japan, on May 08, 2016 08:49:56.07
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 9 km depth
7 May 23:57 UTC: First to report: NIED after 7 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: May 08, 2016 08:49:56.07
Depth: 8.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.029°N / 140.577°E (Ishikawa-gun, Fukushima, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nasu (55 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) SE of Ishikawa (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) W of Iwaki (pop: 357,300) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) NNW of Kitaibaraki (pop: 50,800) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) SSE of Sukagawa (pop: 68,800) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) NE of Daigo (Kuji District, Ibaraki) (pop: 22,300) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) NNW of Takahagi (Ibaraki) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SSE of Kōriyama (pop: 340,600) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) N of Hitachi (Ibaraki) (pop: 186,300) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) NNE of Saitama (pop: 1,193,400) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: NIED
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 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 2.9, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.