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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 62km NNE of Yonakuni, Japan on Thursday, 18 April 2013

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - 62km NNE of Yonakuni, Japan on Thursday, 18 April 2013
18 Apr 14:29 UTC: First to report: USGS after 21 minutes.
Date & time: Thursday, 18 April 2013 14:08 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 23:08
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 16.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.9364°N / 123.3416°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Iriomote-jima (79 km / 49 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
105 km (66 mi) NW of Ishigaki (pop: 44,800)
162 km (100 mi) E of Yilan (pop: 94,200)
163 km (101 mi) E of Keelung (pop: 397,500)
183 km (114 mi) E of Taipei (pop: 7,871,900)
189 km (118 mi) E of Banqiao (pop: 543,300)
1969 km (1223 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 18 Apr 14:08 UTCM 5.5 / 10 kmSOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISL., JAPANEMSC
Thu, 18 Apr 14:08 UTCM 5.3 / 16.9 km62km NNE of Yonakuni, JapanUSGS
Thu, 18 Apr 14:08 UTCM 5.4 / 10 kmSouthwestern Ryukyu Islands, JapanGFZ
Thu, 18 Apr 14:08 UTCM 6.1石垣島北西沖 (Northwest off Ishigaki Island)JMA

User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake: 62km NNE of Yonakuni, Japan, 18 Apr 2013 14h08

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (1751 quakes):
  • 17 Jun 2013 06:30 UTC
    | M 1.8 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 17 Jun 2013 03:11 UTC
    | M 1.0 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 16 Jun 2013 21:39 UTC
    | M 1.0 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 16 Jun 2013 21:09 UTC
    | M 1.1 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 16 Jun 2013 18:23 UTC
    | M 1.9 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 16 Jun 2013 17:06 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    166 km (103.1 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 16 Jun 2013 15:39 UTC
    | M 1.0 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 16 Jun 2013 12:38 UTC
    | M 1.1 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 16 Jun 2013 09:45 UTC
    | M 1.3 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 16 Jun 2013 02:11 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 15 Jun 2013 23:27 UTC
    | M 1.3 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 15 Jun 2013 18:38 UTC
    | M 1.2 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 15 Jun 2013 18:37 UTC
    | M 1.2 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 15 Jun 2013 13:25 UTC
    | M 1.1 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 15 Jun 2013 10:59 UTC
    | M 1.4 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 15 Jun 2013 01:07 UTC
    | M 1.6 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • Show all

Map of aftershocks

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 62km NNE of Yonakuni, Japan on Thursday, 18 April 2013
 

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