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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 23 km northwest of Misawa, Aomori, Japan, on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 06:06 GMT

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 23 km northwest of Misawa, Aomori, Japan, on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 06:06 GMT Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 23 km northwest of Misawa, Aomori, Japan, on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 06:06 GMT

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 86 km depth

15 Aug 06:18 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 13 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 15, 2019 06:06:08 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth86.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.85°N / 141.22°E (Kamikita-gun, Aomori, Japan)
Antipode40.85°S / 38.78°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoHakkoda (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities23 km (14 mi) NW of Misawa (pop: 42,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (26 mi) E of Aomori (pop: 298,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (28 mi) NNW of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (30 mi) S of Mutsu (pop: 49,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) ENE of Namioka (Aomori) (pop: 20,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) ENE of Kuroishi (pop: 38,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
66 km (41 mi) E of Goshogawara (pop: 49,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) ENE of Hirosaki (pop: 175,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
247 km (153 mi) S of Sapporo (Hokkaido) (pop: 1,883,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
589 km (366 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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.
4.986 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
4.788 kmNear East Coast Of Honshu, JapanEMSC
4.989 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanBMKG
4.788 km32km NNW of Misawa, JapanUSGS


Seismic station: Aomori Tenma (JTM/JP network) | Distance from quake: 15 km / 9 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Aomori Tenma: 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: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

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