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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Eastern Honshu, Japan on Friday, 24 May 2019

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake  - Eastern Honshu, Japan on Friday, 24 May 2019
24 May 03:59 UTC: First to report: USGS after 19 minutes.
Date & time: Friday, 24 May 2019 03:40 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2019-05-24 03:40:17 UTC
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 111.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.0017°N / 139.3324°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Akagi (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (18 mi) W of Shiraoka (pop: 51,000)
30 km (19 mi) NW of Yono (pop: 1,077,700)
31 km (19 mi) NW of Saitama (pop: 1,193,400)
47 km (30 mi) NW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
64 km (40 mi) NW of Kawasaki (pop: 1,306,800)
69 km (43 mi) NW of Yokohama (pop: 3,574,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 24 May 03:40 UTCM 4.6 / 111 kmeastern Honshu, JapanUSGS
Fri, 24 May 03:40 UTCM 4.6 / 114 kmNear S. Coast Of Honshu, JapanEMSC
Fri, 24 May 03:40 UTCM 4.5 / 116 kmNear S. Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ

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Tokyo (52.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
64.1 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tokyo, Asakusa / Weak shaking (MMI III) : First Time in Japan(Tokyo), Never gelt earthquake before and wondered, why i felt dizzy. Later it dawned on me it might have been an earthquake.
Chhibramau distric kannauj state uttar pradesh cou / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I m heard a blast sound in the sky today 11:16am 24-5-2019 Actually this sound blast in the sky very hardly mostly terrifying I eat the food my plate was vibrate so I'm terrifying suddenly I came out of the house and saw many people come out of the houses and everyone see the sky but nobody know what is happening there Such a terrifying view I had ever seen
48.5 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
29.4 km SE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Kawasaki / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Iwatsuki (Japan, 33 km E of epicenter) : THERE WAS A SHOCK THAT A CAR HIT A WALL (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 3 km E of epicenter) : Département de Saitama, Commune de Higashimatsuyama, université Daitobunka. Vitres et plancher qui vibrent et qui émettent des sons de craquements. Secousses latérales perceptibles assis. (reported through EMSC)

Significant earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Eastern Honshu, Japan on Friday, 24 May 2019

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