Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 22 km east of Hasaki, Chōshi-shi, Chiba, Japan, on Thursday, 2 January 2020 at 18:23 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 22 km east of Hasaki, Chōshi-shi, Chiba, Japan, on Thursday, 2 January 2020 at 18:23 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 36 km depth

2 Jan 18:32 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Jan 2 18:34: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
Jan 2 18:39: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 36.0 km.
Date & time: 2 Jan 2020 18:23:54 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 36.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.71°N / 141.08°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Takahara (194 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) E of Hasaki (pop: 39,200) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) E of Asahi (pop: 41,700) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) ESE of Omigawa (Katori) (pop: 25,800) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) E of Yōkaichiba (Sosa) (pop: 32,700) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SE of Kashima-shi (pop: 65,800) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) ESE of Sawara (pop: 47,200) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) ESE of Katori-shi (pop: 83,200) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) E of Narita (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) E of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) ENE of Yokohama (pop: 3,574,400) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) E of Honshū Island (pop: 104,000,000) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) NE of Inoko-jima Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.736 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
M 5.660 kmNear East Coast Of Honshu, JapanEMSC
M 5.567 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu
M 5.710 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanBMKG
M 5.617 km28km ENE of Hasaki, JapanUSGS
M 5.620 km日本本州东岸近海 (Japan)CEIC

User reports for this quake (50)

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89.5 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Los angeles / not felt
Very strong earthquake I can feel it form faze rug / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Every time
los Angeles, USA / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kozunomori, Narita (71.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We were woken on 3rd floor of 3 storey building by what sounded like a large truck approaching, then bed started shaking, very soon after mobile phone message alarms sounded then Public address system played alarms.
Emergency message (public domain)We are the blue dot on map (public domain)
Kozunomori ,Narita / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke us up in 3rd floor of 3 storey building, sounded like a truck arriving just before bed started rocking, then mobile phones message alarms and public address system alarms sounded.
Odessa / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Slidely felt the moving, but I always feel undergrounds energy, it's to have for me to feel earthquakes and more then that! I wish there was a place to to visit to explain this feeling before it happens. I'm deferent, Annunaki son!
127 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tokyo / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Saitama / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt light shaking on 7th floor of hotel
Asakusa / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Bett hat gewackelt. Bed was shaking
Narita / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Sleeping on 16th floor of hotel in Narita, shaking of room and swaying of hotel felt.
Koenji-eki / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Shaking was enough to wake me up and felt the bed gently shaking for about 30 seconds.
Shinjuku / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tojyo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Narita (59 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Tokyo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
130 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Narita-Shi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Narita airport hotel. / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke to hotel shaking and alarms going off. On the 8 th floor.
Tokyo Shimbashi (92.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Stavo dormendo quando mi sono svegliata sentendo il letto oscillare. L'oscillazione è durata qualche secondo
Uk / not felt : Dutchsinse told us on YouTube hours ago this would happen
Narita / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woken up by alarm.
Yachiyo Shi / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woken by it and phone's emergency alarm. Still a bit in panic.
Tokyo akasaka / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Asakaka Mitsuke / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Narita / Weak shaking (MMI III)
96.2 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
MIMARU hotel Ueno East / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woken from sleep by bed rocking
Sumida / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
66.3 km W of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Emergency alert from phone. Loud rumble. (reported through our app)
143.1 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Yasura / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
123.4 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
66.3 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Very strong loud.Emmergency alert sounded on phone. (reported through our app)
今市 (168.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke up shaking (reported through our app)
104.1 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
133.7 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Narita airport / Light shaking (MMI IV)
(Japan, 55 km W of epicenter) : 50sec (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 160 km NW of epicenter) : Bed shakes for about 25 sec at 3:25am (reported through EMSC)
Tokyo (Japan, 118 km W of epicenter) : Woke me up, a whole building was shaking for about 30 sec (reported through EMSC)
Tokyo (Japan, 118 km W of epicenter) : I was lying in bed and suddenly it felt like the hotel was shaking. Nothing happened, but I’m afraid there’ll be more? (reported through EMSC)
Tokyo (Japan, 118 km W of epicenter) : Bed was shaking for about 15 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 81 km W of epicenter) : Moderate shaking 20 secs approx. (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 159 km W of epicenter) : 3:25 am hora Japon temblor sentí en Kotesashi Tokorozawa (reported through EMSC)
Minami (Japan, 139 km W of epicenter) : Felt, lasted circa 30 seconds, early warning was gladly a bit overstimated but working out very well! (reported through EMSC)
Tokyo (Japan, 136 km W of epicenter) : 10-20 seconds felt in a high rise building (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 131 km W of epicenter) : Moderate shaking, about 15 sec, woke me up, Kita-Ku (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 109 km W of epicenter) : such a big shake for a minute. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.7 quake North Pacific Ocean, 22 km east of Hasaki, Chōshi-shi, Chiba, Japan, 2 January 2020 18:23 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 31 Jan 2020 16:11 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    71 km (44.1 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Jan 2020 12:11 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 22 km east of Hasaki, Chōshi-shi, Chiba, Japan, on Thursday, 2 January 2020 at 18:23 (GMT)

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