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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Friday, 14 September 2018

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake  - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Friday, 14 September 2018
Date & time: Friday, 14 September 2018 05:35 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.87°N / 140.64°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nasu (66 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1*10^12 J (278 MWh / 239 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 14 Sep 2018
Fri, 14 Sep 05:35 UTCM 4.7 / 60 kmNEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPANEMSC
Fri, 14 Sep 05:35 UTCM 4.6 / 12.8 km- 7km NW of Kitaibaraki, JapanUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
Moka (76.1 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
(124.3 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): 2nd floor of AORI building in Kashiwa, floor shook, we saw the projector shaking as it was in the middle of presentations. Some people mistook it for a door slamming. (via app)
(125.4 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
yokohama (187.5 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
(Japan) (147 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Was on the sofa, could feel the ground moving/swaying beneath me. Lasted a good 10 seconds. 3rd floor Shibuya/Tokyo. (via EMSC)
Saitama-shi (Japan) (122 km SW from epicenter)(no details): It was not a feeling of shaking but there was a shook like something exploded nearby. (via EMSC)
(Japan) (146 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Checked on the internet to see if there really had been a quake or not. (via EMSC)
(Japan) (143 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Felt slight movement in hotel where staying - 27th floor (via EMSC)

 

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