Mag. 4.9 earthquake - 218 km southwest of Kagoshima, Japan, on 8 Oct 12:34 pm (GMT +9) -

Mag. 4.9 earthquake  - 218 km southwest of Kagoshima, Japan, on 8 Oct 12:34 pm (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 35 km depth

8 Oct 03:41 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 7 minutes.
8 Oct 04:30: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 35.0 km (from 6.2 to 22 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 29 km (18.2 mi) towards NW.
Date & time: 8 Oct 2020 03:34:31 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 8 Oct 12:34 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.76°N / 129.66°E (East China Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Suwanose-jima (18 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km (71 mi) SW of Miyanoura (Kumage District) (pop: 6,540) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) N of Naze (pop: 41,400) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (105 mi) SW of Nishinoomote (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) SSW of Makurazaki (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) SSW of Ibusuki (pop: 29,700) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) SSW of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (136 mi) SSW of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) SSW of Sendai (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) SSW of Kumamoto (pop: 680,400) --> See nearby quakes!
1146 km (712 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (8 mi) SSE of Ko-gaja-shima Island --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) SW of Kuchinoerabu-jima Island (pop: 147) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 24.4°C (76 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 18 m/s (34 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.935 kmRyukyu Islands, JapanEMSC
M 4.835 km88 Km SW of Kurio, JapanUSGS

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Mag. 4.9 earthquake - 218 km southwest of Kagoshima, Japan, on 8 Oct 12:34 pm (GMT +9)
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