Mag. 3.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 92 km southeast of Shiogama, Miyagi, Japan, on May 08, 2016 09:49:02.76
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Minor magnitude 3.6 earthquake at 56 km depth
8 May 00:55 UTC: First to report: NIED after 6 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: May 08, 2016 09:49:02.76
Depth: 56.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.769°N / 141.817°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Zao (127 km / 79 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km (49 mi) ENE of Namie (Futaba-gun) (pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SSE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) ESE of Watari (pop: 36,300) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SE of Yamoto (Higashimatsushima) (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SE of Shiogama (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) ESE of Iwanuma (pop: 42,400) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) ESE of Kakuda (pop: 33,200) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SE of Rifu (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) ESE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) SSE of Ji-sannō-jima Island --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SE of Mahanashi-jima Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: NIED
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1010 joules (4.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 3.79 tons of TNT) More info
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