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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Hokkaido, Japan Region on Thursday, 21 February 2019

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Hokkaido, Japan Region on Thursday, 21 February 2019
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 59.0 to 53.0 km.
Date & time: Thu, 21 Feb 12:22:42 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 53.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.82°N / 142.08°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Shikotsu (59 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Thu, 21 Feb 12:22 UTCM 5.5 / 40 kmHOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION[Map]EMSC
Thu, 21 Feb 12:22 UTCM 5.8 / 53 kmHokkaido, Japan Region[Map]GeoAu
Thu, 21 Feb 12:22 UTCM 5.5 / 41.2 km24km E of Chitose, Japan[Map]USGS
Thu, 21 Feb 12:22 UTCM 5.8 / 35 kmJapan [Land][Map]INGV
Thu, 21 Feb 12:22 UTCM 5.5 / 40 km日本北海道地区 (Japan)[Map]CEIC

"I felt it" reports:
Meep city / MMI IX (Violent shaking): poop fell from the sky
Furano / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Hilton Niseko Village / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was watching tv and felt the bed moved. Then i went to the toilet and felt the building was moving a bit and the window made a cracking noise.
SAPPORO-SHI / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was working on my laptop when my phone rang so loud, I’m new here in Japan so I don’t have any idea what the alarm was, 10 secs later the whole place was shaking. Glad it just short and not that strong.
Sapporo / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
kuchan / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Sapporo / MMI IV (Light shaking): I first heard the sirens in my dream, and then felt the shaking and woke up. Whole hotel room was shaking. Sapporo JR trains are closed.
Kutchan-Cho / MMI III (Weak shaking): We were eating dinner at a little Italian restaurant in the little town of Kutchan-Cho when the big bar counter we were seated started to move right then left, in super slow motion. At first I thought it was my imagination but then it repeated, this time; me and the big and heavy chair I was sitting on also was moving in slow motion. I was nauseous for couple hours after.
Ishikari / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Hakodate (167.2 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Chitose, ANA Crowne Plaza hotel / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
旭川市 / MMI III (Weak shaking): Add : The operation of Sapporo line is service disruption.
Tomakomei / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Niseko / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Kutchan / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Toyohira-koen, sapporo / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(76.2 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(106.8 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was on the 4th floor in my bed and it was rocking from side to side with a quiet alarm sound from somewhere - pretty disturbing experience (talked to the staff at the reception and was told that all good and normal).
Niseko / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Kutchan (106.6 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
旭川市 / MMI III (Weak shaking): There was no serious damage. But, The operation of Sapporo line is temporarily stopped now.
Furano / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Sapporo / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Niseko / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Sapporo (68.6 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): We were eating dinner at Sapporo beer garden BBQ, the phone alarms rang everybody looked at each other ready to run or dive under the tables. It was strong but short, I am probably the only one in the restaurant that actually took cover. It was dismissed as small people were filming reactions and laughing.
Akaigawa-Mura (23.3 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Niseko Hilton Hotel / MMI IV (Light shaking): Noticeable swaying in hotel room on 18th floor
Tsurui, Kushiro (185.8 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Felt a light shaking laying in bed. It lasted for a few seconds. (via app)
Landmark View Niseko / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Kabayama, Kutchan / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Furano / MMI III (Weak shaking): Room started to move, water in onsen started to go back and forth
Furano Kitonomine Ski Area / MMI IV (Light shaking): Laying in bed and the room started shaking. TV wobbly etc
Sapporo - / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Furano / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Sapporo (64.9 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
(123.5 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Noboribetsu / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Furano / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Hakodate / MMI IV (Light shaking): Just felt a brief mild wobble for a few seconds. First one we experienced here, so we were more confused by the alerts on our phones
Yoyo hostel, Sapporo (63.9 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): My bed started to shake than the lights and walls too for a few seconds.. then nothing and 1min later a really small shaking on the selling than calm again
(Japan) (35 km NW from epicenter)(no details): I felt a huge shock in my house. It was almost same as the one occured in last Sep (via EMSC)
Iwatsuki (Japan) (791 km S from epicenter)(no details): I'm worried that there are many big earthquakes (via EMSC)
(Japan) (92 km W from epicenter)(no details): I didn't feel it so strong in the hotel i am (via EMSC)
Higashi (Japan) (58 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Сильно тряхнуло (via EMSC)
Kita (Japan) (56 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It was strong... But not as strong as the September 2008 earthquake.. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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