Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 62 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Saturday, 26 January 2019 at 08:23 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 62 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Saturday, 26 January 2019 at 08:23 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 59 km depth

26 Jan 08:32 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 58.0 to 59.0 km.
Date & time: 26 Jan 2019 08:23:04 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 59.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.37°N / 142.21°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (96 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
62 km (38 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) ESE of Misawa (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) ENE of Ichinohe (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) NNE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 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!
134 km (83 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) E of Hirosaki (pop: 175,000) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (192 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
565 km (351 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) SE of Okushiri Island (pop: 3,340) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) N of Sangan-jima Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) 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 5.559 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
M 5.660 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu
M 5.537 km- 61km ESE of Hachinohe, JapanUSGS
M 5.450 km日本本州东岸近海CEIC

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the moon / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : i died
259.6 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Morioka / Weak shaking (MMI III)
(Japan, 556 km S of epicenter) : Little bit feel (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake North Pacific Ocean, 62 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, 26 January 2019 08:23 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 62 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Saturday, 26 January 2019 at 08:23 (GMT)
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