Mag. 3.0 earthquake - East China Sea, 141 km southwest of Sendai, Kagoshima, Japan, on May 12, 2016 19:16:12.73

Mag. 3.0 earthquake  - East China Sea, 141 km southwest of Sendai, Kagoshima, Japan, on May 12, 2016 19:16:12.73

Minor magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 2 km depth

12 May 10:24 UTC: First to report: NIED after 8 minutes.
Date & time: 12 May 2016 10:16:12 UTC
Local time at epicenter: May 12, 2016 19:16:12.73
Magnitude: 3
Depth: 1.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.039°N / 129.131°E (East China Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kikai (116 km / 72 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
116 km (72 mi) WSW of Makurazaki (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) WSW of Kaseda-shirakame (Minamisatsuma) (pop: 23,700) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (87 mi) SW of Sendai (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) W of Ibusuki (pop: 29,700) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) WSW of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) SW of Akune (pop: 25,100) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) SW of Izumi (pop: 39,200) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) WSW of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) SSW of Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300) --> See nearby quakes!
1108 km (689 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) WNW of Kuchinoerabu-jima Island (pop: 147) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) SW of Tatara-jima Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: NIED
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) More info
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Mag. 3.0 earthquake - East China Sea, 141 km southwest of Sendai, Kagoshima, Japan, on May 12, 2016 19:16:12.73
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