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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Tuesday, 23 October 2018
23 Oct 11:17 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
Date & time: Tuesday, 23 October 2018 11:06 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.31°N / 142.07°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Narugo (126 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
68 km (42 mi) E of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200)
76 km (47 mi) E of Yamoto (pop: 32,000)
86 km (53 mi) SE of Wakuya (pop: 18,300)
105 km (65 mi) E of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100)
175 km (109 mi) NE of Iwaki (pop: 357,300)
360 km (224 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 23 Oct 11:06 UTCM 5.2 / 10 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
Tue, 23 Oct 11:06 UTCM 5.0 / 54.8 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu
2018-10-23 20:06:21 +09:00 (23 Oct 11:06:21 UTC)M 4.6 / 44.3 km- 42km E of Ishinomaki, JapanUSGS

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
110.1 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
267 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)

Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake: Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan, 23 Oct 2018 11:06

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Tuesday, 23 October 2018

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