Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - East China Sea, 17 km south of Makurazaki, Kagoshima, Japan, on Monday, 20 April 2020 at 11:38 (GMT) -
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 148 km depth
20 Apr 11:47 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Date & time: 20 Apr 2020 11:38:51 UTC -
Depth: 148.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.11°N / 130.31°E (East China Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Ibusuku (28 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (11 mi) S of Makurazaki (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) S of Kaseda-shirakame (Minamisatsuma) (pop: 23,700) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) WSW of Ibusuki (pop: 29,700) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) SSW of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) WSW of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) S of Sendai (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SSW of Kokubu-matsuki (pop: 57,900) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SW of Miyakonojō (pop: 131,000) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) S of Kumamoto (pop: 680,400) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) S of Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (100 mi) SSW of Kyushu Island (pop: 13,232,000) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) N of Kuchinoerabu-jima Island (pop: 147) --> 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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|M 5.0||148 km||Kyushu, Japan||GFZ|
|M 4.7||156 km||Kyushu, Japan||EMSC|
|M 5.0||154 km||Kyushu, Japan||GeoAu|
|M 5.5||10 km||Kyushu, Japan||BMKG|
|M 4.7||159 km||10km SE of Makurazaki, Japan||USGS|
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