Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 21 km west of Tanabe, Wakayama, Japan, on Friday, 2 November 2018 at 07:53 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 21 km west of Tanabe, Wakayama, Japan, on Friday, 2 November 2018 at 07:53 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

2 Nov 08:03 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Date & time: 2 Nov 2018 07:53:52 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.67°N / 135.15°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) WSW of Tanabe (pop: 69,600) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) S of Gobō (Gobo) (pop: 27,200) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) ESE of Anan (pop: 55,400) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) S of Kainan (pop: 43,400) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) S of Minato (pop: 375,300) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) SSW of Iwade (pop: 55,600) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) S of Izumisano (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) SSW of Kishiwada (pop: 205,600) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (74 mi) SSW of Osaka (pop: 2,592,400) --> See nearby quakes!
472 km (293 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SSE of Awaji Island (pop: 129,000) --> See nearby quakes!
367 km (228 mi) SW of Honshū Island (pop: 104,000,000) --> 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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5.210 kmNear S. Coast of Western HonshuGFZ
5.440 kmNear S. Coast of Western HonshuGeoAu
5.435 km- 21km WSW of Tanabe, JapanUSGS
5.250 km日本本州西部南岸近海CEIC

User reports for this quake (18)

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Tokyo Japan / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I was jerking off and it made the earthquake. I'm sorry for shaking everyone up.  
Osaka / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Osaka / Weak shaking (MMI III)
HIGASHIOSAKA / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Himeji / Weak shaking (MMI III)
119.9 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Kakogawa (162 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Fukuyama / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Osaka (114.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Strange, i feel very slowing (reported through our app)  
Osaka Namba-Station / Weak shaking (MMI III)
kyoto / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Okayama / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
450.9 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Suita / Weak shaking (MMI III)
133.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
(Japan, 147 km N of epicenter) : ちょっと揺れた (reported through EMSC)  
Nishi (Japan, 118 km N of epicenter) : Was in the hotel room, 24th floor of Swissotel Namba. The room swayed mildly. (reported through EMSC)  
Konohana (Japan, 115 km N of epicenter) : Seem to last a while. (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 04 Nov 2018 23:19 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    38.7 km (24 mi) depth
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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