Mag. 4.4 earthquake - 86 km southeast of Sendai, Japan, on Wednesday, 8 July 2020 at 17:50 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.4 earthquake  - 86 km southeast of Sendai, Japan, on Wednesday, 8 July 2020 at 17:50 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 35 km depth

8 Jul 19:48 UTC: First to report: USGS after 1 hour and 57 minutes.
Date & time: 8 Jul 2020 17:50:51 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.717°N / 141.5508°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Zao (108 km / 67 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) ENE of Namie (Futaba-gun) (pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) ESE of Kakuda (pop: 33,200) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SE of Iwanuma (pop: 42,400) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SE of Shiogama (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SSE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) SE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) NE of Iwaki (pop: 357,300) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) E of Fukushima (pop: 294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (163 mi) NE of Saitama (pop: 1,193,400) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) S of Ji-sannō-jima Island --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SSE of Mahanashi-jima Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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 4.435 km55 km ENE of Namie, JapanUSGS
M 4.435 kmNear East Coast Of Honshu, JapanEMSC
M 4.510 kmOff East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
301.3 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
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Mag. 4.4 earthquake - 86 km southeast of Sendai, Japan, on Wednesday, 8 July 2020 at 17:50 (GMT)
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