Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 124 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Thursday, 30 April 2020 at 03:15 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 124 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Thursday, 30 April 2020 at 03:15 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 31 km depth

30 Apr 03:25 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Apr 30 07:08: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 31.0 km.
Apr 30 07:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Date & time: 30 Apr 2020 03:15:20 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 31.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.83°N / 142.91°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (176 km / 109 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
124 km (77 mi) ENE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) E of Misawa (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) ESE of Mutsu (pop: 49,200) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) NNE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) E of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) NE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) E of Hirosaki (pop: 175,000) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) ESE of Hakodate (pop: 275,700) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
637 km (396 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) S of Hokkaido Island (pop: 5,500,000) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) NNE of Sangan-jima Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.131 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
M 5.230 kmNear East Coast Of Honshu, JapanEMSC
M 5.115 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu
M 5.236 km117km ENE of Hachinohe, JapanUSGS
M 5.310 kmOff East Coast of Honshu, JapanBMKG

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Shizukushi, jp (190.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Misawa japan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake North Pacific Ocean, 124 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, 30 April 2020 03:15 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 124 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Thursday, 30 April 2020 at 03:15 (GMT)
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