Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 25 km southeast of Oki-sannō-jima Island, Miyagi, Japan, on Monday, 18 May 2020 at 03:00 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 25 km southeast of Oki-sannō-jima Island, Miyagi, Japan, on Monday, 18 May 2020 at 03:00 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 51 km depth

18 May 03:09 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
May 18 05:22: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 74.0 to 51.0 km.
Date & time: 18 May 2020 03:00:38 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 51.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.17°N / 141.68°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Adachi (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) SE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SE of Yamoto (Higashimatsushima) (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (36 mi) ESE of Matsushima (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) ESE of Shiogama (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) ESE of Rifu (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) E of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) E of Iwanuma (pop: 42,400) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SE of Furukawa (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) NNE of Kawasaki (pop: 1,306,800) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) SSE of Oki-sannō-jima Island --> See nearby quakes!
406 km (252 mi) NE of Honshū Island (pop: 104,000,000) --> 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 5.151 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
M 5.160 kmNear East Coast Of Honshu, JapanEMSC
M 5.144 km50km ESE of Ishinomaki, JapanUSGS
M 5.810 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanBMKG
M 5.458 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
316.3 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake North Pacific Ocean, 25 km southeast of Oki-sannō-jima Island, Miyagi, Japan, 18 May 2020 03:00 GMT

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 02 Jun 2020 01:00 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 25 km southeast of Oki-sannō-jima Island, Miyagi, Japan, on Monday, 18 May 2020 at 03:00 (GMT)
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