Mag. 2.6 earthquake - East China Sea, 1 km west of Makurazaki, Kagoshima, Japan, on May 08, 2016 11:41:18.81
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Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 4 km depth
8 May 02:48 UTC: First to report: NIED after 7 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: May 08, 2016 11:41:18.81
Depth: 3.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.109°N / 129.283°E (East China Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kikai (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
100 km (62 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!
115 km (72 mi) SW of Kushikino (pop: 25,700) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) WSW of Ijūin (Hioki) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (77 mi) SW of Sendai (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) WSW of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) W of Ibusuki (pop: 29,700) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) WSW of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (143 mi) SW of Kumamoto (pop: 680,400) --> See nearby quakes!
1092 km (678 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) NW of Kuchinoerabu-jima Island (pop: 147) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: NIED
Estimated released energy: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.6||3.6 km||SW OFF KYUSHU||NIED|
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User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.