Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 417 km southwest of Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, 21 November 2019 at 22:31 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 417 km southwest of Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, 21 November 2019 at 22:31 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 400 km depth

21 Nov 22:40 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Nov 22 08:56: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 410.0 to 400.0 km.
Date & time: 21 Nov 2019 10:31:58 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 400.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.51°N / 137.29°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Aoga-shima (219 km / 136 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
183 km (113 mi) SE of Shingū (pop: 31,600)
225 km (140 mi) SE of Tanabe (pop: 69,600)
226 km (141 mi) SSE of Ise (pop: 97,300)
247 km (153 mi) S of Hamamatsu (pop: 605,100)
249 km (155 mi) SSW of Iwata (pop: 88,500)
251 km (156 mi) S of Toyohashi (pop: 378,400)
391 km (243 mi) SW of Yokohama (pop: 3,574,400)
417 km (259 mi) SSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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M 5.04 kmSoutheast of Honshu, JapanGFZ

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425.6 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
463 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Medo. (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake 417 km southwest of Tokyo, Japan, 21 November 22:31 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 417 km southwest of Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, 21 November 2019 at 22:31 (GMT)
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