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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Friday, 18 January 2019

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Friday, 18 January 2019
Date & time: Fri, 18 Jan 12:46:25 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 81.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.84°N / 140.54°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Takahara (136 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Fri, 18 Jan 12:46 UTCM 5.3 / 60 kmNEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN[Map]EMSC
Fri, 18 Jan 12:46 UTCM 5.1 / 50 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, Japan[Map]GeoAu
Fri, 18 Jan 12:46 UTCM 5.0 / 47 km- 3km E of Sawara, Japan[Map]USGS

"I felt it" reports:
Tokyo, Prince New Takanawa hotel, near Shingakawa / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Experienced it at 15th floor of the Hotel , felt like complete room is moving 1-2 meter to left and back.
(52 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): It was shaking lightly, and I heard the doors and windows rattle as well as some loose objects standing around inside the room. The screen of my notebook was shaking. It lasted longer then I thought, maybe around 15 seconds, with consistent intensity (light shaking)
Shinjuku (Tokyo) / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt the swaying of room in Hyatt Regency hotel on 8th floor in Shinjuku.
Tokyo (74.6 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): The building swayed and the bed rocked.
Hikarigaoka / MMI IV (Light shaking): In a highrise building (level 12). Was in bed (with a bad influence)... felt like someone is trying to put me to sleep. But, then my sences a bit out of order. It was one of the strongest that I've experienced over the past two years. Cheers!
Hanzomon / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Tokoyo bay washhington hotel / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Yokohama / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Akabane (73.5 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Shibuya (78.9 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): It felt like as if a fast train was passing outside the window even though there isn't any track enough to do that.
Japan - Tokyo, Akasaka - Hotel Mystay 12th floor. / MMI IV (Light shaking): First I thought, I have a vertigo. Then I saw the bed shaking and the distance of the wall to the bed was variating. Clearly visible. A child was shouting loud on the floor and running towards the elevator. We are staying in the 12th floor of a hotel. Nobody walked out on the street. Duration was short, about 5 seconds. We are staying in Tokyo-Akasaka, just a little to the south of the center. Wavelength in the hotel was about 1 second. But that can be influenced from the building structure. Ste
(75.8 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Narita Nikko Hotel / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Anne Hostel Asakushabashi, Tokyo / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Narita felt at 946. / MMI IV (Light shaking): Bed rolling, cost hangers clanging, lasted for some time.
Mooka, Tochigi prefecture, Japan (85.4 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): First time experience. Moderate shaking, nothing fell off anywhere, but I was completely stunned for a few moments, didn't know what to do. If you're not familiar with it, this will leave you shocked and you stop thinking instantly.
Yokohama / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Mito station japan / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Ichikawa / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(107.2 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
chuo rinkan / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt the shaking, walls creaking a little, woke me up.
Roppongi / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(75.5 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Shijuku keioplaza 17 floor first time for me / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(85.8 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
(98.9 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Scared the cats... but they use Gillett, so after some therapy they should be fine. (via app)
(85.2 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Tokio / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(93 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Tsuzuki (Japan) (88 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Estaba en la sala y comenzó a temblar el televisor plano de mesa se movía (via EMSC)
(Japan) (72 km W from epicenter)(no details): Small shake for 15 seconds. Was in my bed (via EMSC)
(Japan) (74 km W from epicenter)(no details): I felt quite a tremble on the 2nd floor of a house in Shibuya-ku in Tokyo. It lasted for about 10-15 seconds, but then the artershock came and that lasted for a good 10 minutes. A very mild, but unpleasant quiver... The energy of the earth was really there, beneeth the feet... (via EMSC)
(Japan) (96 km SW from epicenter)(no details): That was a nice little shake enough to scare the kids (via EMSC)
(Japan) (77 km W from epicenter)(no details): Very noticeable (lying in bed) and quite long duration too, a least 15 seconds of shaking. (via EMSC)
(Japan) (74 km W from epicenter)(no details): It kept swaying for a while, long enough for me to wake up and get up. (via EMSC)
(Japan) (72 km SW from epicenter)(no details): A sudden jolt, short-lived dramatic. (via EMSC)
Iwatsuki (Japan) (71 km W from epicenter)(no details): It shook a little but it was not swinging than the announcement of the Meterologcal Agency (via EMSC)
(Japan) (68 km W from epicenter)(no details): Location: central Tokyo. Time: 21.48 (via EMSC)
(Japan) (67 km W from epicenter)(no details): Kita-Ku, Tokyo, vibrations ressenties pendant plusieurs secondes (env. 10-15 s) (via EMSC)
(Japan) (65 km W from epicenter)(no details): On the 12th floor of Hotel in Ueno. Bed was rocking and looked out the window to notice the entire building swaying (via EMSC)
Mihama (Japan) (45 km SW from epicenter)(no details): A few seconds of mild shaking. Thankfully it didn’t get stronger. (via EMSC)
(Japan) (13 km SW from epicenter)(no details): 小许震动,感觉酒店在摇,时间很短,可能不到10秒。 (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sat, 26 Jan 2019
Sat, 26 Jan 00:31 UTCM 4.4 / 114.6 km - [info]- 3km SSW of Mooka, Japan[Map]USGS
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Tue, 29 Jan 03:42 UTCM 5.5 / 10 km - [info]Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan[Map]GFZ
Sat, 2 Feb 2019
Sat, 2 Feb 19:10 UTCM 5.0 / 35 km - [info]Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan[Map]GFZ
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Tue, 12 Feb 20:40 UTCM 4.2 / 51.4 km - [info]- 81km E of Oarai, Japan[Map]USGS
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Sun, 17 Feb 19:21 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info]Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan
I FELT IT
[Map]GFZ

 

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