Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 38 km southeast of Miyazaki, Japan, on Thursday, 9 May 2019 at 22:43 (GMT)

This quake was likely a foreshock of the 6.2 quake Philippines Sea, 34 km east of Miyazaki, Japan, 9 May 2019 23:48 GMT, which followed after 1 hour and 5 minutes.
Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 38 km southeast of Miyazaki, Japan, on Thursday, 9 May 2019 at 22:43 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

9 May 22:51 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
May 10 08:52: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
Date & time: 9 May 2019 22:43:21 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.77°N / 131.78°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kirishima (92 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (24 mi) ESE of Miyazaki (pop: 311,200) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) ENE of Nichinan (pop: 44,200) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SE of Takanabe (Kōyu-gun) (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SE of Tsuma (Saito-shi) (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) E of Miyakonojō (pop: 131,000) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) ESE of Kobayashi (pop: 39,700) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) S of Nobeoka (pop: 121,900) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) ENE of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) SSE of Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300) --> See nearby quakes!
851 km (529 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) SE of Kyushu Island (pop: 13,232,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.610 kmKyushu, JapanGFZ
5.930 kmKyushu, JapanEMSC
5.710 kmKyushu, JapanBMKG
5.635 km44km ESE of Miyazaki-shi, JapanUSGS
5.740 kmKyushu, JapanGeoAu
6.020 kmKyushu, Japan [Sea: Japan]INGV
5.720 km日本九州岛附近海域 (Japan)CEIC

User reports for this quake (5)

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My home outside Qulin, Missouri (11247.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Arcata, California / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Only a more than slight rolling of the ground. I feel earthquakes no matter the location, generally 12 to 24 hours in advance of the event. Problamatic is not knowing the area but only the knowledge that an earthquake over 3.0 or 3.5 will occur.  
Miyazaki / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hiroshima / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Beppu / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I am living on 4th floor and felt it.  
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