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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Sunday, 13 September 2020

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Sunday, 13 September 2020
13 Sep 10:56 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
Date & time: Sunday, 13 September 2020 10:44 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 46.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.74°N / 142.56°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (132 km / 82 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
93 km (58 mi) NE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000)
99 km (61 mi) E of Misawa (pop: 42,800)
122 km (76 mi) NE of Ichinohe (pop: 15,800)
154 km (96 mi) E of Aomori (pop: 298,400)
166 km (103 mi) NE of Morioka (pop: 295,200)
615 km (382 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 13 Sep 10:44 UTCM 5.0 / 46 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
Sun, 13 Sep 10:44 UTCM 4.9 / 45 kmNear East Coast Of Honshu, JapanEMSC
Sun, 13 Sep 10:44 UTCM 4.8 / 34.3 km96 Km ENE of Hachinohe, JapanUSGS
Sun, 13 Sep 10:44 UTCM 5.0 / 47.7 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu
Sun, 13 Sep 10:44 UTCM 5.1 / 30 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanBMKG
Sun, 13 Sep 10:44 UTCM 5.1 / 30 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanBMKG

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631.5 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : I was sitting at my desk on the 5th floor when I felt a slight lifting & shifting. Been feeling minor vibrations periodically since. I'm highly sensitive to movement. (reported through our app)
624 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Takizawa Japan (161 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging (reported through our app)

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake: Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan, 13 Sep 2020 10h44

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Sunday, 13 September 2020

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