Mag. 2.7 earthquake - East China Sea, 119 km west of Makurazaki, Kagoshima, Japan, on May 08, 2016 09:55:05.40
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Minor magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 1 km depth
8 May 01:05 UTC: First to report: NIED after 10 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: May 08, 2016 09:55:05.40
Depth: 0.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.052°N / 129.094°E (East China Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kikai (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
119 km (74 mi) WSW of Makurazaki (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (77 mi) WSW of Kaseda-shirakame (Minamisatsuma) (pop: 23,700) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) SW of Kushikino (pop: 25,700) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) WSW of Ijūin (Hioki) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) SW of Sendai (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) WSW of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) WSW of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) WSW of Kokubu-matsuki (pop: 57,900) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (153 mi) SW of Kumamoto (pop: 680,400) --> See nearby quakes!
1110 km (690 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: NIED
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 108 joules (197 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.169 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.7||0.9 km||SW OFF KYUSHU||NIED|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 2.7, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.