Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 82 km northeast of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Friday, 18 January 2019 at 20:04 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 82 km northeast of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Friday, 18 January 2019 at 20:04 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 60 km depth

18 Jan 20:14 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 10 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 54.7 to 60.0 km.
Date & time: 18 Jan 2019 20:04:04 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.895°N / 142.321°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (155 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
82 km (51 mi) ENE of Misawa (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) ENE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (64 mi) ESE of Mutsu (pop: 49,200) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) NE of Ichinohe (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) E of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) NNE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) E of Namioka (Aomori) (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) ENE of Kuroishi (pop: 38,600) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (158 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
623 km (387 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 mi) S of Hokkaido Island (pop: 5,500,000) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) N of Sangan-jima Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
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

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.
M 5.260 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu
M 5.159 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
M 4.939 km- 82km ENE of Hachinohe, JapanUSGS

User reports for this quake (7)

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613.3 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Fussa, Tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tokyo Ginza / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Ich bin deutscher und lebe zurzeit in Tokyo, Nakano-Ku. In Deutschland gibt es keine schweren Erdbeben und ich habe auch noch nie ein Erdbeben selbst mit erleben dürfen. Daher war das Erdbeben von gestern Abend, einer meiner ersten Erfahrungen mit einem Erdbeben und ich selbst war sehr nervös geworden und natürlich war es für mich auch irgendwie sehen beängstigend, wenn der Boden unter deinen Füßen, so stark bebt und das ganze Haus sich hin und her bewegt, wie gestern.
Asakusa, Tokyo / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Ayase- shi / Light shaking (MMI IV) : On the 9th floor. Celtic the room moving back and forth to about 15 seconds.
Tokyo DisneySea / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Bed moved and felt like the building swayed a little. Could hear other guests in hotel noticing earthquake
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake North Pacific Ocean, 82 km northeast of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, 18 January 2019 20:04 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 17 Mar 2019 22:53 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Jan 2019 00:24 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 82 km northeast of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Friday, 18 January 2019 at 20:04 (GMT)
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