Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, on Wednesday, 7 September 2011 at 00:09 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, on Wednesday, 7 September 2011 at 00:09 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 24 km depth

Date & time: 7 Sep 2011 12:09:59 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 24.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.962°N / 143.477°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (202 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
136 km (84 mi) ENE of Miyako (pop: 51,700)
142 km (88 mi) ENE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100)
158 km (98 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100)
178 km (111 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000)
201 km (125 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200)
216 km (134 mi) ENE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900)
388 km (241 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000)
580 km (360 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.024 kmoff the east coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, 7 September 00:09 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 16 Sep 2011 22:06 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    47.2 km (29.3 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, on Wednesday, 7 September 2011 at 00:09 (GMT)
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