Mag. 2.9 earthquake - East China Sea, 97 km west of Makurazaki, Kagoshima, Japan, on May 08, 2016 17:25:59.21
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 2 km depth
8 May 08:33 UTC: First to report: NIED after 7 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: May 08, 2016 17:25:59.21
Depth: 1.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.272°N / 129.301°E (East China Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kikai (110 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
97 km (60 mi) W of Makurazaki (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) W of Kaseda-shirakame (Minamisatsuma) (pop: 23,700) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) WSW of Kushikino (pop: 25,700) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) WSW of Ijūin (Hioki) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) WSW of Sendai (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) SW of Akune (pop: 25,100) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) WSW of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) SW of Izumi (pop: 39,200) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) SW of Kumamoto (pop: 680,400) --> See nearby quakes!
1081 km (672 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) NW of Kuchinoerabu-jima Island (pop: 147) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) SW of Tatara-jima Island --> 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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|M 2.9||1.7 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 2.9, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.