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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan on Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan on Tuesday, 14 January 2020
14 Jan 04:36 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.
Jan 14 04:45: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 50.0 to 40.0 km.
Jan 14 04:53: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 40.0 to 60.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 60.0 to 40.0 km.
Date & time: Tuesday, 14 January 2020 04:25 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.11°N / 140.93°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Takahara (134 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (19 mi) NE of Kashima-shi (pop: 65,800)
38 km (24 mi) SE of Ōarai (pop: 19,300)
39 km (25 mi) NE of Itako (pop: 25,800)
121 km (75 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
128 km (79 mi) NE of Kawasaki (pop: 1,306,800)
138 km (86 mi) NE of Yokohama (pop: 3,574,400)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 14 Jan 04:25 UTCM 5.1 / 40 kmNear East Coast Of Honshu, JapanEMSC
Tue, 14 Jan 04:25 UTCM 5.3 / 49.3 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu
Tue, 14 Jan 04:25 UTCM 5.0 / 45 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
Tue, 14 Jan 04:25 UTCM 5.1 / 35 km40km ENE of Kashima-shi, JapanUSGS

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Meguro, Tokyo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sleeping and woke up right before the quake. Nothing was damaged luckily, but it did freak me out.
Chino hills,ca / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Setagaya / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Shinjuku (119.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Shinjuku / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Asakusa, Tokio / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Itabashi / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It just woke me up
110.9 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
85.2 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
(Japan, 119 km W of epicenter) : Felt it during work, although it was way weaker then the one this night (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake: Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan, 14 Jan 2020 04h25

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan on Tuesday, 14 January 2020

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