Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 45 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Thursday, 19 December 2019 at 06:21 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 45 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Thursday, 19 December 2019 at 06:21 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 53 km depth

19 Dec 06:30 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Dec 19 06:35: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 92.0 to 72.0 km.
Dec 19 07:56: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 72.0 to 53.0 km.
Date & time: 19 Dec 2019 06:21:33 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 53.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.52°N / 142.03°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (113 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) E of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) ESE of Misawa (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) ENE of Ichinohe (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (61 mi) N of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) SE of Mutsu (pop: 49,200) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) NE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) E of Hirosaki (pop: 175,000) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (179 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
575 km (357 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) SE of Okushiri Island (pop: 3,340) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) N of Sangan-jima Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
M 5.053 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
M 5.160 kmNear East Coast Of Honshu, JapanEMSC
M 5.583 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu
M 5.763 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanBMKG
M 5.155 km52km ENE of Hachinohe, JapanUSGS
M 5.160 km日本本州东岸近海 (Japan)CEIC

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(Japan, 114 km W of epicenter) : Entire apartment building was shaking. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake North Pacific Ocean, 45 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, 19 December 2019 06:21 GMT

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 45 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Thursday, 19 December 2019 at 06:21 (GMT)
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