Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 65 km southeast of Shizunai-furukawachō, Japan, on Sunday, 10 September 2017 at 08:44 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 65 km southeast of Shizunai-furukawachō, Japan, on Sunday, 10 September 2017 at 08:44 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 51 km depth

10 Sep 08:53 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Sep 10 08:55: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 51.0 km.
Date & time: 10 Sep 2017 08:44:25 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 51.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.82°N / 142.75°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: E-san (147 km / 91 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
65 km (41 mi) SSE of Shizunai-furukawachō (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) SSW of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) SE of Tomakomai (pop: 174,800) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) SSW of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (87 mi) ENE of Mutsu (pop: 49,200) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) SE of Shiraoi (pop: 20,800) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) SE of Chitose (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) ESE of Muroran (pop: 96,200) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) SE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
732 km (455 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) S of Hokkaido Island (pop: 5,500,000) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (100 mi) ESE of Daikoku-jima Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.551 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGFZ
M 5.547 km HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGIONEMSC
M 5.443 km- 77km SE of Shizunai, JapanUSGS

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Sapporo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Chuo Ward (Japan, 182 km NW of epicenter) : Das Gebäude ist erdbebenresistent und schwingt aus. (reported through EMSC)
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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 65 km southeast of Shizunai-furukawachō, Japan, on Sunday, 10 September 2017 at 08:44 (GMT)
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