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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Saturday, 12 October 2019

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Saturday, 12 October 2019
12 Oct 09:30 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Date & time: Saturday, 12 October 2019 09:21 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 68.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.68°N / 140.87°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Oshima (135 km / 84 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
72 km (45 mi) SE of Katsuura (pop: 22,300)
77 km (48 mi) SE of Ōhara (pop: 20,200)
84 km (52 mi) SE of Kamogawa (pop: 29,100)
139 km (86 mi) SE of Yokohama (pop: 3,574,400)
141 km (87 mi) SE of Kawasaki (pop: 1,306,800)
155 km (96 mi) SE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 12 Oct 09:21 UTCM 5.2 / 68 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
Sat, 12 Oct 09:21 UTCM 5.3 / 40 kmNear East Coast Of Honshu, JapanEMSC
Sat, 12 Oct 09:21 UTCM 5.5 / 10 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanBMKG
Sat, 12 Oct 09:21 UTCM 5.3 / 59.5 km55km SSE of Katsuura, JapanUSGS
Sat, 12 Oct 09:21 UTCM 5.3 / 91.6 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu

User reports for this quake

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〒274-0071 千葉県船橋市習志野 習志野 / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Yokosuka / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Roppongi Hills tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Shitaya, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan (152.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : The building swayed very violently, I was on floor 8 of the hotel here. Luckily no damage to building but very noticeable moving of building.
Shinjuku / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tampa fl / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Ishinomaki / Weak shaking (MMI III) : It was during Typhoon 19 Hagibis. I thought it was the strong winds until I get the earthquake alert.
chiba, japan / Light shaking (MMI IV) : felt disoriented, searched for cover inside.
Tokyo / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
153.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
139.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
145.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Tokio / Light shaking (MMI IV)
146.2 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Daita Setagaya-ku Tokyo JAPAN / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Typhoon (strong winds, heavy rain) and a light shaken Setagaya Tokyo. Thanks to living in a low-rise apartment with R.C. there is no damage.
Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Shinagawa / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tokio / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tokyo, Chuo Ku, Minato / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Short shake in our tower mansion. But clear and squeaky noise of the structure for a few seconds
144.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Radisson Hotel Narita (127.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me from aleep
Odaiba / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tokyo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Asakusabashi / Weak shaking (MMI III)
151.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Taito (151.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Asakusa, Tokyo / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Slow shaking felt about 15-20 seconds on 6th floor of concrete building.
Isehara, Japan (162.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tokyo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tokyo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tochigi-ken Tochigi-Shi Jonaicho 1-8-10 Ashure Jon (220.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
〒274-0071 千葉県船橋市習志野 習志野 / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Sugamo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tokyo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Aaaaa
Shinjuku, tokyo / Weak shaking (MMI III) : While awaiting super typhoon Hagibis, earthquake came.
Tokio / Weak shaking (MMI III)
yokohama city (144.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I'm surprise hard shaking in the tyhoon strong wind. (reported through our app)
Tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Haneda Airport / Light shaking (MMI IV)
(Japan, 130 km NW of epicenter) : Lost balance/felt dizzy for a few seconds and slight floor vibration. The thought of an EQ was dismissed and figured it was because of Typhoon Hagibis as winds were loud and already shaking the windows. Ground floor. (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 178 km NW of epicenter) : It didn't shake, but… What day is it today? A typhoon and an earthquake… The day of the disaster? (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 171 km NW of epicenter) : Little moves at hakone (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 163 km NW of epicenter) : Vibrations sensibles, quelques secondes, rien n’est tombé, Kita-Ku, Tokyo (reported through EMSC)
Tokyo (Japan, 160 km NW of epicenter) : Building wobbled and shook (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 155 km NW of epicenter) : Typhoon plus earthquake. Wow (reported through EMSC)
Mihama (Japan, 135 km NW of epicenter) : Along with typhoon #19 is an intensity four earthquake felt here in Mihama-ku, Chiba Shi. (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 168 km NW of epicenter) : I felt this earthquake while I was reading about hagibis typhoon. (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 158 km NW of epicenter) : About 30 seconds; the shaking was preceded by a slight shudder. (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 158 km NW of epicenter) : Tremble on the 7th floor, Shibuya-ku. It didn’t last long. (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 155 km NW of epicenter) : A shudder before and the lashes and 30 seconds or so - ceiling lights moved (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 154 km NW of epicenter) : Lasted about 20 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 140 km NW of epicenter) : Slight and few seconds in Kozunomori (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake: Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan, 12 Oct 2019 09h21

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Saturday, 12 October 2019

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