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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Sunday, 16 June 2019

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Sunday, 16 June 2019
Date & time: Sunday, 16 June 2019 23:00 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 88.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.51°N / 140.79°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Takahara (100 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.8*10^12 J (783 MWh / 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 16 Jun 2019
Sun, 16 Jun 23:00 UTCM 4.9 / 74 kmNear East Coast Of Honshu, JapanEMSC
Sun, 16 Jun 23:00 UTCM 5.6 / 92 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanBMKG
Sun, 16 Jun 23:00 UTCM 5.4 / 84.9 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu
Sun, 16 Jun 23:00 UTCM 4.9 / 65.5 km9km SE of Hitachi, JapanUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
Tokyo / MMI IV (Light shaking): 8:00 am, I was at my hotel sleeping, and suddenly the bed started moving, for 5 seconds only
Niigata (218.9 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I felt a sudden, quite strong quake. I was (am) on the 9th floor of a hotel in Niigata, so the whole building was moving back and forth. Everything was moving for a few seconds. Weak aftershocks in the next half hour.
Tachikawa-Palace hotel / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Long soft shake, felt on 7th floor woke me up
(134.1 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Laying in bed when my laptop started to slide away from me toward the edge of the bed.
Hitachinaka / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(131.4 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
S Luke's international hospital (131.7 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): 10-15 seconds max (via app)
Tokyo, Shiinamashi (141 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Tennodai (41.8 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(137.5 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
(105.5 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Lasted 10 seconds lights swaying. Thunder noise + shaking. (via app)
(89.2 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
Matsudo (128 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)(via app)
Sammu City (105.5 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Lasted around 10 seconds lights swinging. (via app)
(Japan) (138 km SW from epicenter)(no details): In Western Tokyo, felt strong enough and lasted long enough to want to get out of bed to check things. (via EMSC)
(Japan) (136 km SW from epicenter)(no details): 30 seconds of rattling (via EMSC)
(Japan) (133 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Very short tremor, 1 sec. as though some heavy person turned around in bed then the window and wall made a slight noise and I realised it was a quake. (via EMSC)
(Japan) (129 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Weak shaking here in Tokyo, made our hanging light swing a bit (via EMSC)
Tokyo (Japan) (128 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Ressenti le lit qui bougeait (via EMSC)
(Japan) (128 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Réveillé par une légère secousse ressentie dans l'ouest de Tokyo. C'était assez court mais important tout de même. (via EMSC)
(Japan) (127 km SW from epicenter)(no details): We’re in Tokyo and felt this quake (via EMSC)
(Japan) (119 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I feel this earthquake every thing was sneak (via EMSC)
Iwatsuki (Japan) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): The shaking was not severe, but I noticed immediately how to shake up from below. (via EMSC)
(Japan) (57 km W from epicenter)(no details): Lasted longer than usual but not too strong (via EMSC)
(Japan) (53 km W from epicenter)(no details): Things started moving but was short (via EMSC)

 

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