Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 64 km east of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Wednesday, 15 January 2020 at 11:31 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 64 km east of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Wednesday, 15 January 2020 at 11:31 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 90 km depth

15 Jan 11:41 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 10 minutes.
Jan 15 11:45: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 90.0 to 97.0 km.
Jan 15 11:46: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 97.0 to 100.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 100.0 to 97.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 97.0 to 96.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 96.0 to 90.0 km.
Date & time: 15 Jan 2020 11:31:35 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 90.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.92°N / 145.16°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Mashu (80 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
56 km (35 mi) SW of Nemuro (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) E of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) S of Shibetsu (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SSE of Abashiri (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SE of Kitami (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) E of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) E of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) ESE of Asahikawa (pop: 356,600) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (193 mi) E of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
931 km (579 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) ESE of Hokkaido Island (pop: 5,500,000) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) SSW of Kunajiri Island (pop: 7,000) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) SW of Shikotan Island (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
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

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.090 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionEMSC
5.098 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGFZ
5.194 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGeoAu
5.090 km51km SSW of Nemuro, JapanUSGS

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Malokurilskoye (Russia, 171 km NE of epicenter) : Незначительнын колебания (reported through EMSC)  
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