Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Japan Sea, 221 km northwest of Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan, on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 at 23:23 (GMT) -
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 421 km depth
12 Aug 23:32 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Date & time: 12 Aug 2020 23:23:53 UTC -
Depth: 421.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.6°N / 134.47°E (Japan Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Oki-Dogo (188 km / 117 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
215 km (133 mi) NW of Mikuni (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) WNW of Kanazawa (pop: 458,900) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) NW of Komatsu (pop: 109,000) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (144 mi) NW of Fukui-shi (pop: 248,700) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) N of Tottori-shi (pop: 154,100) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) WNW of Takaoka (pop: 170,100) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (164 mi) WNW of Toyama (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) NNE of Matsue (pop: 156,800) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) NW of Nagoya (pop: 2,191,300) --> See nearby quakes!
512 km (318 mi) WNW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> 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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|5.0||421 km||Sea of Japan||GFZ|
|4.2||4 km||Sea Of Japan||EMSC|
|4.2||397 km||228 km NW of Mikuni, Japan||USGS|
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