Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 65 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Saturday, 27 October 2018 at 11:39 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 65 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Saturday, 27 October 2018 at 11:39 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 55 km depth

27 Oct 11:50 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
Date & time: 27 Oct 2018 11:39:14 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 55.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.34°N / 142.24°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (95 km / 59 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
65 km (40 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) NNE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) ESE of Misawa (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) E of Ichinohe (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) NNE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) NE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) NNE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
563 km (350 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) SE of Okushiri Island (pop: 3,340) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) N of Sangan-jima Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.255 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
M 5.060 km NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPANEMSC
M 5.050 km- 68km NE of Miyako, JapanUSGS

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Ise, Mie ken / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Mie ken
Osaka / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake North Pacific Ocean, 65 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, 27 October 2018 11:39 GMT

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 65 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Saturday, 27 October 2018 at 11:39 (GMT)
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