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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Southwestern Ryukyu Islands, Japan on Saturday, 26 September 2020

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake  - Southwestern Ryukyu Islands, Japan on Saturday, 26 September 2020
26 Sep 06:41 UTC: First to report: USGS after 18 minutes.
Date & time: Saturday, 26 September 2020 06:23 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 26 Sep 3:23 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 15.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.8236°N / 123.3845°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Iriomote-jima (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (44 mi) SW of Shirahama (pop: 300)
81 km (51 mi) SE of Yonakuni (pop: 1,700)
98 km (61 mi) SW of Ishigaki (pop: 44,800)
182 km (113 mi) E of Hualien City (pop: 350,500)
195 km (121 mi) SE of Yilan (pop: 94,200)
2049 km (1273 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 26.8°C (80 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from NE
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
26 Sep 3:23 pm (GMT +9) (26 Sep 06:23:46 UTC)M 4.7 / 15.9 kmSouthwestern Ryukyu Islands, JapanUSGS
Sat, 26 Sep 06:23 UTCM 4.7 / 16 kmSouthwestern Ryukyu Isl., JapanEMSC
Sat, 26 Sep 06:23 UTCM 4.6 / 15 kmSouthwestern Ryukyu Islands, JapanBMKG

User reports for this quake

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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Southwestern Ryukyu Islands, Japan on Saturday, 26 September 2020
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 12 Apr 1910 00:22
    | 8.1 |
    235km / 146mi
    |
    111 years ago
    |
    240km / 149mi
    | Northeast of Taiwan (Japan)
  • 15 Jun 1911 14:25
    | 7.9 |
    100km / 62mi
    |
    109 years ago
    |
    791km / 492mi
    | Northwest of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan
  • 24 Nov 1951 18:50
    | 7.8 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    69 years ago
    |
    236km / 147mi
    | Taiwan
  • 05 Jun 1920 04:21
    | 7.8 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    100 years ago
    |
    143km / 89mi
    | Taiwan
  • 16 Jul 1990 07:26
    | 7.7 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    30 years ago
    |
    935km / 581mi
    | Luzon, Philippines
  • 10 Jun 1938 09:53
    | 7.7 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    82 years ago
    |
    241km / 150mi
    | Southwestern Ryukyu Islands, Japan
  • 01 Aug 1968 20:19
    | 7.6 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    52 years ago
    |
    846km / 526mi
    | Luzon, Philippines
  • 03 May 1998 23:30
    | 7.5 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    22 years ago
    |
    259km / 161mi
    | Southeast of Taiwan (Japan)
  • 12 Mar 1966 16:31
    | 7.5 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    55 years ago
    |
    88km / 55mi
    | Taiwan Region (Japan)
  • 21 Oct 1951 21:34
    | 7.5 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    69 years ago
    |
    206km / 128mi
    | Taiwan
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