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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 28 km north of Misawa, Aomori, Japan, on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 05:32 GMT

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 28 km north of Misawa, Aomori, Japan, on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 05:32 GMT Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 28 km north of Misawa, Aomori, Japan, on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 05:32 GMT

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 105 km depth

15 Aug 05:42 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 15, 2019 05:32:54 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth105.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.92°N / 141.27°E (Kamikita-gun, Aomori, Japan)
Antipode40.92°S / 38.73°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoHakkoda (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities28 km (17 mi) NNW of Misawa (pop: 42,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (26 mi) S of Mutsu (pop: 49,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) ENE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
51 km (31 mi) NNW of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (38 mi) ENE of Namioka (Aomori) (pop: 20,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (41 mi) ENE of Kuroishi (pop: 38,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) E of Goshogawara (pop: 49,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
76 km (47 mi) ENE of Hirosaki (pop: 175,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
239 km (148 mi) S of Sapporo (Hokkaido) (pop: 1,883,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
598 km (371 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
5.2105 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
5.492 kmNear East Coast Of Honshu, JapanEMSC
5.495 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu
5.551 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanBMKG
5.488 km24km NNW of Misawa, JapanUSGS
5.3100 km日本本州岛 (Japan)CEIC


Seismic station: Matsushiro, Japan (MAJO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 554 km / 344 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Matsushiro, Japan: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.02-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Misawa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

Date and timeMag
Aug 15, 2019 06:06
3 years ago

86 km
23 km NW of Misawa, Aomori, JapanMore

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