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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Volcano Islands, Japan Region on Thursday, 12 July 2018

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Volcano Islands, Japan Region on Thursday, 12 July 2018
Date & time: Thu, 12 Jul 00:38:01 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.47°N / 143.9°E [Map]
Nearest volcano: Nikko (168 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Thu, 12 Jul
Thu, 12 Jul 00:38 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km VOLCANO ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION[Map]EMSC
Thu, 12 Jul 00:38 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km- 278km ESE of Iwo Jima, Japan[Map]USGS

"I felt it" reports:
California / not felt: I was asleep but I dreamt what I was feeling. I am an Indigo child and detect/gut intiition. I get to work and observe three (3) new cracks on the floor and sidewalk.
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Thu, 12 Jul 03:09 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] (173 km)Volcano Islands, Japan Region
[Map]
GFZ
Sat, 14 Jul
Sat, 14 Jul 02:36 UTCM 4.6 / 2 km - [info] (140 km) VOLCANO ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION[Map]EMSC
Thu, 16 Aug
Thu, 16 Aug 18:22 UTCM 6.2 / 10 km - [info] (184 km)Volcano Islands, Japan Region
[Map]
GFZ
Cardiff / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Lethbridge AB (8918.8 km NE from epicenter) / not felt: I feel nausea and light headed. My legs felt like the were going to buckle. A sense that my arms aren't going to work or have strength came over me. A feeling of unwellness becomes overwhelming. Very unpleasant experience.
Fri, 17 Aug (6 earthquakes)
Fri, 17 Aug 10:15 UTCM 4.7 / 10 km - [info] (148 km)- Volcano Islands, Japan region
[Map]
USGS
Fri, 17 Aug 18:15 UTCM 4.7 / 10 km - [info] (143 km)- 272km ESE of Iwo Jima, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Fri, 17 Aug 22:06 UTCM 5.5 / 10 km - [info] (130 km)Volcano Islands, Japan Region
[Map]
GFZ
(4091.9 km SSW from epicenter) / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Gentle rolling, 5 seconds in duration. 23:38 UTC. Hanging clothes and other items swaying.
Fri, 17 Aug 22:12 UTCM 4.9 / 35 km - [info] (110 km)- 255km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Fri, 17 Aug 22:44 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info] (157 km)Volcano Islands, Japan Region
[Map]
GFZ
Fri, 17 Aug 22:48 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info] (117 km) VOLCANO ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
[Map]
EMSC
Sat, 18 Aug
Sat, 18 Aug 07:28 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info] (130 km)Volcano Islands, Japan Region
[Map]
GFZ
(11035.1 km NE from epicenter) / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Had arisen for drink of water. Looked at clock. Felt bed shake when lying in bed. poop
Sat, 18 Aug 09:08 UTCM 4.4 / 10 km - [info] (79 km)- 210km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan[Map]USGS
Sun, 19 Aug
Sun, 19 Aug 04:05 UTCM 6.1 / 10 km - [info] (128 km)Volcano Islands, Japan Region
[Map]
GFZ
Kuta, Bali / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Sun, 19 Aug 04:11 UTCM 4.7 / 10 km - [info] (125 km)- 249km ESE of Iwo Jima, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Takayama (Hida) / not felt
Sun, 19 Aug 09:05 UTCM 4.7 / 10 km - [info] (133 km)- 261km ESE of Iwo Jima, Japan
[Map]
USGS
Thu, 23 Aug
Thu, 23 Aug 11:13 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info] (154 km)Volcano Islands, Japan Region
[Map]
GFZ

 

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