Minor mag. 2.9 earthquake - SOUTHERN KUMAMOTO PREF on Friday, 27 May 2016
27 May 19:52 UTC: First to report: NIED after 9 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: May 28, 2016 04:42:59.49
Depth: 8.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.642°N / 130.676°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Unzen (38 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) SE of Matsubase (pop: 26,200)
5 km (3 mi) S of Uto (pop: 39,200)
17 km (11 mi) NE of Honmachi (pop: 104,300)
109 km (68 mi) SE of Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300)
136 km (84 mi) S of Kitakyushu (pop: 997,500)
896 km (557 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: NIED
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|May 28, 2016 04:42:59.49 (27 May 19:42:59 UTC)||M 2.9 / 8.9 km||SOUTHERN KUMAMOTO PREF||NIED|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 2.9, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.