Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Katano Shi, 3.2 km southeast of Hirakata, Osaka, Japan, on Sunday, 17 June 2018 at 22:58 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Katano Shi, 3.2 km southeast of Hirakata, Osaka, Japan, on Sunday, 17 June 2018 at 22:58 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

17 Jun 23:06 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Date & time: 17 Jun 2018 22:58:34 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.79°N / 135.67°E (Katano Shi, Ōsaka, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Haku-san (182 km / 113 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) SE of Hirakata (Ōsaka) (pop: 406,300) --> See nearby quakes!
5 km (3 mi) NE of Neyagawa (Ōsaka) (pop: 238,500) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) SE of Takatsuki (Ōsaka) (pop: 354,500) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) NNE of Daitōchō (Ōsaka) (pop: 129,500) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) ESE of Ibaraki (Ōsaka) (pop: 274,000) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) NW of Nara (pop: 367,400) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) NE of Osaka (Ōsaka) (pop: 2,592,400) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SSW of Kyoto (pop: 1,459,600) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) SW of Ōtsu (Shiga) (pop: 298,200) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (235 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 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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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.610 kmNear S. Coast of Western HonshuGFZ
5.510.9 km- 1km SSW of Takatsuki, JapanUSGS
5.320 km NEAR S. COAST OF WESTERN HONSHUEMSC

User reports for this quake (57)

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Osaka / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I thought it was a stronger mangnitude earthquake. Felt terribly strong.  
Amagasaki / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
24.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
44.4 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
98.5 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
90.8 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
274.2 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / not felt
Kyoto / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Osaka / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
433.9 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
25.2 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
21.7 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
26.4 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
18-7, Kisshoinsadanaricho Minami-Ku, Kyoto, Kyōto / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : We awaken from the earthquake and it was shaking very strong. But no damage or fallen Objekts in our house.  
23.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Yokkaichi (90.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
12.4 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Well I stay in Japan 3 months, but it was my first earthquake ever! I was sleeping while happen, and thought I dream. If you're not used to earthquakes it's hard to understand and think what to do. As I saw some people running out of the house where I stay, I was even more confused. So well it is Force majeure, its nature. Two little shakes after. Sad that nothing is said in English. The information should be better.  
Shin-Osaka / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Kobe / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kyoto (27.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We were woken up by the earthquake and we are strong sleepers!  
Kyoto / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
43.8 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : We were waiting for an elevator and it suddenly happened. I thought it was an explosion at first but it kept shaking like a boat. It was a little difficult to stand. (reported through our app)  
JR Nishinomiya-Najio Station / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Strong shake, but very brief.  
25.2 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kyoto / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kyoto (25.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We heard an alarm in our hôtel but it was in Japanese. It was stressfull however it was short.  
16.8 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Quite strong shaking at first, then 1-2s period swaying  
18.7 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Kyoto / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Tamano (161.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Higashiosaka / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kyoto / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Nara-shi, Akishino-Sanwa-cho / Light shaking (MMI IV) : MMI IV Second earthquake after a lighter and shorter one on Friday(?) night.  
26.1 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
22.9 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
160.3 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
19.5 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kyoto (28.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
20.7 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
14.5 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kyoto / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I've been awaken by The shaking while i slept. Duration : maybe 10 secondes  
KYOTO (25.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kyoto (22.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Kyoto train station  
Konohana (Japan, 21 km SW of epicenter) : In a hotel 8th floor at Universal City. Our building swayed for around 10-15 seconds and everything stopped. Nothing else happened. (reported through EMSC)  
Ōsaka-shi (Japan, 17 km S of epicenter) : A rua tremeu toda. A ponte em cima de mim que passava o trem tremeu toda e o trem parece que até tinha batido, mas acho que era o terremoto mesmo. (reported through EMSC)  
Kyōto-shi (Japan, 31 km NE of epicenter) : Séisme fortement ressenti à Kyoto. Pas de dommage matériel apparent. (reported through EMSC)  
Nara (Japan, 30 km SE of epicenter) : Second earthquake after a lighter one on Friday(?) night. Quite some shaking, water spilling out of the aquarium (without fish, no casualties (reported through EMSC)  
Kyōto-shi (Japan, 29 km NE of epicenter) : strong shaking for 3s. one bottle has fallen down the floor. 4F Kyoto. Doors to escape blocked!! (reported through EMSC)  
Uji (Japan, 27 km E of epicenter) : In Obaku (near Kyoto) at the first floor, i felt very strong shaking but nothing fall over. (reported through EMSC)  
Osaka (Japan, 14 km S of epicenter) : A rua tremeu tudo!!! O trem até bateu!!! (reported through EMSC)  
Osaka (Japan, 14 km S of epicenter) : Mild tremor (reported through EMSC)  
Osaka (Japan, 14 km S of epicenter) : My whole group woke up to everything shaking loudly in our air bnb on the fifth floor of our appartment in Osaka. There was about 5-8 seconds of intense shaking then about 20 seconds after was swaying. I was stumbling around the appartment and it felt hard to keep my ballance. (reported through EMSC)  
Nara-shi (Japan, 31 km SE of epicenter) : Walking down Road in Nara.... Powerlines shaking, birds flying, shutters rattling (reported through EMSC)  
Nishinomiya-shi (Japan, 21 km SW of epicenter) : Shaking for a couple of seconds. Strong enough to have some bottles and other items fall over. Two more shakes after that, a couple minutes later, one brief and maybe 2 seconds short, the second one hardly noticable and not even a second long. (reported through EMSC)  
Okinoshima-chō (Japan, 252 km NW of epicenter) : Felt on Oki, slight horizontal movements. (reported through EMSC)  
Shinshiro-shi (Japan, 179 km E of epicenter) : Brief sound and then shaking for a few seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Toyoyama (Japan, 134 km E of epicenter) : At Nagoya Airport (Toyoyama-cho), announcement over speaker system alerted earthquake was happening, felt small movements. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 08 Jul 2018 06:45 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jun 2018 14:08 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jun 2018 22:52 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jun 2018 15:31 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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