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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 92 km southeast of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on 2019-08-15 19:15:05 +10:00

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 92 km southeast of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on 2019-08-15 19:15:05 +10:00 Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 92 km southeast of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on 2019-08-15 19:15:05 +10:00

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 70 km depth

15 Aug 09:34 UTC: First to report: USGS after 19 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 15, 2019 09:15:05 UTC
Local time at epicenter2019-08-15 19:15:05 +10:00
Depth70.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude42.1518°N / 143.6289°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode42.152°S / 36.371°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoShikaribetsu (136 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities92 km (57 mi) SSE of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
100 km (62 mi) SSE of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
106 km (66 mi) E of Shizunai-furukawachō (pop: 22,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
110 km (68 mi) SSW of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
175 km (109 mi) ESE of Tomakomai (pop: 174,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
178 km (111 mi) ESE of Chitose (pop: 92,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
185 km (115 mi) S of Kitami (pop: 113,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
201 km (125 mi) ESE of Ebetsu (pop: 134,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
212 km (132 mi) ESE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
795 km (494 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
153 km (95 mi) SSE of Hokkaido Island (pop: 5,500,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
287 km (179 mi) SW of Kunajiri Island (pop: 7,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 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.
4.870 km91km SSE of Obihiro, JapanUSGS
4.868 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionEMSC


Seismic station: Erimo (JEM/JP network) | Distance from quake: 42 km / 26 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Erimo: 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.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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