Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Hiroo-gun, 63 km south of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Saturday, 29 December 2018 at 19:08 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Hiroo-gun, 63 km south of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Saturday, 29 December 2018 at 19:08 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 50 km depth

29 Dec 19:17 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Dec 29 19:19: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 55.0 to 51.0 km.
Dec 29 19:27: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 51.0 to 50.0 km.
Date & time: 29 Dec 2018 19:08:30 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.36°N / 143.1°E (Hiroo-gun, Hokkaido, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Shikaribetsu (106 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
60 km (37 mi) E of Shizunai-furukawachō (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) S of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) S of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (77 mi) WSW of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) ESE of Tomakomai (pop: 174,800) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) ESE of Chitose (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) ESE of Hiroshima (pop: 62,400) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) SE of Iwamizawa (pop: 85,100) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) ESE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
798 km (496 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.650 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGFZ
5.553 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGeoAu
5.558 km- 71km S of Obihiro, JapanUSGS

User reports for this quake (13)

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Rusutsu (179.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Sapporo (166.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tomamu, Hokkaido / Light shaking (MMI IV)
sapporo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : wake me up  
Turtle queef / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was sleep. Am OK.  
Sapporo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Very short, moderate shaking  
Tomamu / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
貸別荘あかり 181-673 Takeura, Shiraoi-chō, / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke up in the middle of the night from the shake  
Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
209.2 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Sapporo (162.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Shin hakodate, hokkaido / Light shaking (MMI IV) : While sleeping in a hotel at shin Hakodate, the earthquake could be clearly felt for about 10-20 seconds.  
Apa hotel and resorts sapporo 10- 1 minami 2 nishi / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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