Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Kasai-gun, 43 km southwest of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Saturday, 27 April 2019 at 17:24 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Kasai-gun, 43 km southwest of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Saturday, 27 April 2019 at 17:24 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 100 km depth

27 Apr 17:32 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Date & time: 27 Apr 2019 17:24:44 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 100.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.57°N / 142.96°E (Kasai-gun, Hokkaido, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Shikaribetsu (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) SSW of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SSW of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) ENE of Shizunai-furukawachō (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) SSE of Shimo-furano (Furano) (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (69 mi) ESE of Chitose (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) E of Tomakomai (pop: 174,800) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) WSW of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) ESE of Ebetsu (pop: 134,000) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (89 mi) ESE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
815 km (507 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 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.
5.31 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGFZ
5.4104 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionEMSC
5.3115 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGeoAu
5.5105 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionBMKG
5.4122 km46km ENE of Shizunai, JapanUSGS
5.3110 km日本北海道地区 (Japan)CEIC

User reports for this quake (12)

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43.4 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Russia Vladivostok (901.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Takikawa (140.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sapporo, Hokkaido / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke up immediately, relatively strong shaking. Sapporo.  
26.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Noboribetsu (156.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woken up by tremor, rattling around the house  
Furano (68.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kitajurokujo sapporo hokkaido japan / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Sapporo (141.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Chitose / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woken up by the quake.  
Misawa-shi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sapporo-Shi / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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