Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Kyushu, Japan, on Friday, 13 May 2016 at 19:05 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Kyushu, Japan, on Friday, 13 May 2016 at 19:05 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

13 May 19:15 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
May 13 19:16: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.8.
May 13 21:08: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0.
Date & time: 13 May 2016 07:05:52 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.13°N / 129.27°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kikai (93 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
101 km (63 mi) W of Makurazaki (pop: 25,000)
104 km (65 mi) WSW of Kaseda-shirakame (Minamisatsuma) (pop: 23,700)
115 km (71 mi) SW of Kushikino (pop: 25,700)
120 km (75 mi) WSW of Ijūin (Hioki) (pop: 25,200)
124 km (77 mi) SW of Sendai (pop: 73,100)
153 km (95 mi) W of Kanoya (pop: 82,300)
295 km (183 mi) SSW of Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300)
1092 km (678 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.010 kmKyushu, JapanGFZ
M 5.010 km KYUSHU, JAPANEMSC
M 4.96 km- 100km W of Makurazaki, JapanUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Kyushu, Japan, 13 May 19:05 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 24 Jun 2016 11:11 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    1.1 km (0.7 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 09 Jun 2016 21:27 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 24 May 2016 09:34 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    4.2 km (2.6 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 23 May 2016 15:17 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 18 May 2016 11:50 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    0.2 km (0.1 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 13 May 2016 23:18 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    4.8 km (3 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Kyushu, Japan, on Friday, 13 May 2016 at 19:05 (GMT)
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