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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake  - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Wednesday, 27 December 2017
Date & time: Wed, 27 Dec 13:05:29 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 68.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.42°N / 140.19°E
Nearest volcano: Oshima (106 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

"I felt it" reports:
(42.2 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
(48.8 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt my hotel bed shake briefly. It felt like a dog had jumped up on the bed.
Harumi, Tokyo / MMI II (Very weak shaking): A Little shaking for a few seconds while i stood in Appartement on 8th level
(65.9 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
(44.4 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Solid shake followed by 5 second of vibration. At first I thought it could be a very strong gust of wind. Location was 10th floor of a 15 floor hotel. (via app)
Tokyo (51.2 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt light shaking during 20s. (via app)
Shibuya, japan / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (50.4 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Niiza (Japan) (57 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It was one sharp jolt and then rattled for just a little bit, long enough for me to turn on the light. (via EMSC)
(Japan) (57 km W from epicenter)(no details): Sitting in my room felt the couch shake. (via EMSC)
Nakano-ku (Japan) (44 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Ça a duré que 10sec chez moi et c’était assez faible, mais quand même ressenti. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sun, 31 Dec
Sun, 31 Dec 19:42 UTCM 4.6 / 39.5 km - [info] (166 km)- 27km ENE of Hasaki, Japan[Map]USGS
Tue, 2 Jan
Tue, 2 Jan 10:48 UTCM 4.4 / 41 km - [info] (84 km)NEAR S. COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
[Map]
EMSC
(27.3 km NW from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
(16.2 km NNE from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Yotsuya, Tokyo / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Lying in bed On the 5th floor I felt this. Others in the room did not feel IT until I pointed IT out.
Miura-shi (Japan) (57 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Slight thud lasting for 2 seconds (via EMSC)
Ayase-shi (Japan) (50 km W from epicenter)(no details): Looked up bc I wasn’t sure it was actually happening and the water bottle on my desk was shaking. Second one in two weeks. If it was real that is and I’m not losing my mind. (via EMSC)
Iwatsuki-ku (Japan) (46 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It was just a little shaking (via EMSC)
Read all reports
Thu, 4 Jan
Thu, 4 Jan 06:20 UTCM 4.4 / 69.5 km - [info] (111 km)- 3km E of Chiba-shi, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Fri, 5 Jan
Fri, 5 Jan 02:02 UTCM 4.7 / 35 km - [info] (147 km)- 13km NNW of Hasaki, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Fri, 5 Jan 10:55 UTCM 4.3 / 28.7 km - [info] (189 km)- 58km SE of Hasaki, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Fri, 5 Jan 15:54 UTCM 5.0 / 81 km - [info] (110 km)Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan
[Map]
GFZ
Musashinitta, Otaku, Tokyo / MMI IV (Light shaking): Light to moderate shaking for 3-5 seconds.
Hotel gray (45 km WNW from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
(65.3 km NW from epicenter) / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Shinjuku (Japan) (34 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Short and strong. Woke me up (32nd Floor Hilton Hotel) (via EMSC)
Ōta-ku (Japan) (19 km W from epicenter)(no details): I was sleeping and woke up because of this earthquake (via EMSC)
Itabashi (Japan) (35 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Lasted 5-10 seconds (via EMSC)
Read all reports
Fri, 5 Jan 19:37 UTCM 4.5 / 13.1 km - [info]Oshima (17 km)- 22km SE of Ito, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Fri, 5 Jan 20:47 UTCM 4.7 / 14.1 km - [info]Oshima (16 km)- 23km SE of Ito, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Kamakura / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Tokyo / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Tokyo / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Quite scary in 12th floor of a hotel
Read all reports
Sun, 7 Jan
Sun, 7 Jan 09:19 UTCM 4.6 / 32 km - [info] (154 km)NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
[Map]
EMSC
Tue, 9 Jan
Tue, 9 Jan 22:20 UTCM 4.9 / 29 km - [info] (187 km)NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
[Map]
EMSC
Iwatsuki-ku (Japan) (154 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Didn't notice (via EMSC)
Tue, 9 Jan 22:30 UTCM 5.5 / 10 km - [info] (184 km)Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan[Map]GFZ
Wed, 31 Jan
Wed, 31 Jan 01:15 UTCM 4.8 / 52.4 km - [info] (128 km)- 38km E of Oarai, Japan[Map]USGS
Thu, 8 Feb
Thu, 8 Feb 14:34 UTCM 4.6 / 73 km - [info] (58 km)EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
[Map]
EMSC
Camp Fuji (83.7 km SSW from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking): In a concrete building, the walls seemed to make noise and it was very apparent it was shaking by the sound before I felt it sitting in my recliner. The recliner shook back and forth violently for as small as it is, but was over in less than a few seconds.
Shinjuku,Tokio / MMI III (Weak shaking)
kamagaya, / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Ayase-shi (Japan) (66 km S from epicenter)(no details): Woke me from sleeping (via EMSC)
Read all reports
Fri, 9 Feb
Fri, 9 Feb 14:38 UTCM 4.2 / 148.1 km - [info]Oshima (14 km)- near the south coast of Honshu, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Sat, 24 Feb
Sat, 24 Feb 08:35 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info] (236 km)Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan[Map]GFZ
Mon, 26 Feb
Mon, 26 Feb 23:08 UTCM 4.3 / 52.5 km - [info] (75 km)- 4km NE of Makabe, Japan[Map]USGS
Mon, 5 Mar
Mon, 5 Mar 06:31 UTCM 4.4 / 70.6 km - [info] (109 km)- 5km SSE of Chiba-shi, Japan[Map]USGS
Tue, 13 Mar
Tue, 13 Mar 06:46 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] (173 km)Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan[Map]GFZ
Sun, 18 Mar
Sun, 18 Mar 03:59 UTCM 4.4 / 65.4 km - [info] (108 km)- 5km SSE of Chiba-shi, Japan[Map]USGS
Mon, 19 Mar
Mon, 19 Mar 02:45 UTCM 5.5 / 10 km - [info] (167 km)Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan[Map]GFZ
Mon, 26 Mar
Mon, 26 Mar 09:44 UTCM 4.3 / 63.3 km - [info] (81 km)- 4km N of Iwai, Japan[Map]USGS
Sat, 21 Apr
Sat, 21 Apr 09:47 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info] (190 km)Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan[Map]GFZ
Sun, 22 Apr
Sun, 22 Apr 07:56 UTCM 4.3 / 31 km - [info] (139 km)NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN[Map]EMSC
Thu, 3 May
Thu, 3 May 17:07 UTCM 4.5 / 60.7 km - [info] (119 km)- 6km WSW of Yachimata, Japan[Map]USGS
Thu, 3 May 17:17 UTCM 4.4 / 65.5 km - [info] (106 km)- 4km SE of Narashino, Japan[Map]USGS
Sat, 5 May
Sat, 5 May 14:46 UTCM 4.2 / 74.8 km - [info] (102 km)- 4km NNW of Ushiku, Japan[Map]USGS
Tue, 15 May
Tue, 15 May 05:00 UTCM 4.5 / 58 km - [info] (30 km)EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
[Map]
EMSC
(59.4 km E from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking): It felt like an truck pass.
Fujimi Chaya (27.5 km S from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Yokosuka (68.9 km ESE from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(Japan) (39 km E from epicenter)(no details): Laying in bed and the whole bed shook. Last a few seconds. (via EMSC)
Read all reports
Thu, 17 May
Thu, 17 May 03:12 UTCM 5.3 / 41.1 km - [info] (167 km)- 11km SSE of Hasaki, Japan
[Map]
USGS
(105.8 km W from epicenter) / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
(87.6 km NW from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
(113.9 km WSW from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
(Japan) (49 km W from epicenter)(no details): Pretty strong (via EMSC)
Saitama-shi (Japan) (81 km W from epicenter)(no details): It was an earthquake that happened nearby, but I only felt some shaking (via EMSC)
(Japan) (78 km W from epicenter)(no details): On bike in Shinjuku, downtown Tokyo and got early warning via mobile phone. Stopped and could see lamp post shaking slightly but couldn’t feel anything myself standing up. (via EMSC)
Read all reports
Tue, 22 May
Tue, 22 May 12:55 UTCM 4.6 / 35 km - [info] (161 km)NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
[Map]
EMSC
Sat, 2 Jun
Sat, 2 Jun 17:20 UTCM 4.4 / 68.1 km - [info] (125 km)- 3km NW of Togane, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Tokio / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Thu, 7 Jun
Thu, 7 Jun 05:58 UTCM 4.5 / 47.7 km - [info] (128 km)- 4km WNW of Narita, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Thu, 7 Jun 12:18 UTCM 4.6 / 47.2 km - [info] (153 km)- 7km NW of Hasaki, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Mon, 11 Jun
Mon, 11 Jun 20:09 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] (127 km)Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan[Map]GFZ
Wed, 13 Jun
Wed, 13 Jun 22:14 UTCM 4.6 / 76.3 km - [info] (110 km)- 1km ENE of Chiba-shi, Japan
[Map]
USGS
(33.7 km WNW from epicenter) / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Sat, 16 Jun
Sat, 16 Jun 02:09 UTCM 4.6 / 20.5 km - [info] (115 km)- 8km E of Ohara, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Tue, 26 Jun
Tue, 26 Jun 10:46 UTCM 4.3 / 28 km - [info] (105 km)NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN[Map]EMSC
Tue, 26 Jun 19:16 UTCM 4.3 / 10 km - [info] (118 km)- 8km ENE of Ohara, Japan[Map]USGS
Sat, 7 Jul
Sat, 7 Jul 11:23 UTCM 5.6 / 66 km - [info] (127 km)Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan
[Map]
GFZ
Hakiabara, / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(106.3 km NW from epicenter) / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Shinjuku Tokyo (109.8 km NW from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking): Out having dinner on 7 th floor of high rise. Felt floor swaying back and forth
Minato-ku (Japan) (101 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Definitely made us take notice in Tokyo and lasted longer than usual . (via EMSC)
Iwatsuki (Japan) (126 km NW from epicenter)(no details): The report got slow. The building sounded like a little squeaky here and I didn't feel the shake. (via EMSC)
Minato (Japan) (100 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Definitely felt it on the 34th floor. (via EMSC)
Read all reports
Fri, 13 Jul
Fri, 13 Jul 07:59 UTCM 4.4 / 10 km - [info] (222 km)- 130km ENE of Hasaki, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Mon, 16 Jul
Mon, 16 Jul 02:51 UTCM 4.7 / 28 km - [info] (184 km)- 42km SE of Hasaki, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Myoden, Ichikawa (117.4 km W from epicenter) / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Wed, 18 Jul
Wed, 18 Jul 07:44 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info] (211 km)Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan[Map]GFZ
Fri, 27 Jul
Fri, 27 Jul 17:57 UTCM 4.4 / 43.8 km - [info] (140 km)- 47km ESE of Ohara, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Sun, 29 Jul
Sun, 29 Jul 06:21 UTCM 3.2 / 67.8 km - [info] (89 km)- 5km SSE of Ishige, Japan[Map]USGS
Mon, 6 Aug
Mon, 6 Aug 10:56 UTCM 4.7 / 38.6 km - [info] (185 km)- 40km SE of Hasaki, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Mon, 6 Aug 20:10 UTCM 4.6 / 52.4 km - [info] (123 km)- 5km SE of Oami, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Hyatt Regency Hotel / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Fri, 10 Aug
Fri, 10 Aug 12:18 UTCM 4.1 / 10 km - [info] (58 km)- 10km W of Shizuoka-shi, Japan[Map]USGS
Sat, 11 Aug
Sat, 11 Aug 05:18 UTCM 4.5 / 31.6 km - [info] (180 km)- 66km SE of Hasaki, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Tue, 14 Aug
Tue, 14 Aug 03:35 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info] (146 km)Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan
[Map]
GFZ
(4.7 km W from epicenter) / MMI II (Very weak shaking): From Tokyo, was very quick and small shacking.
Yokohama-shi (Japan) (111 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Very gentle swaying, almost mistaken for strong heartbeat. (via EMSC)
Mon, 20 Aug
Mon, 20 Aug 17:47 UTCM 4.2 / 57.9 km - [info] (94 km)- 2km SSW of Mitsukaido, Japan
[Map]
USGS
(19.1 km NNE from epicenter) / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Wed, 29 Aug
Wed, 29 Aug 05:30 UTCM 3.8 / 10 km - [info] (103 km)- 2km NW of Ushiku, Japan[Map]USGS

 

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