Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 91 km southeast of Naze, Amami, Kagoshima, Japan, on Tuesday, 17 Nov 12.08 am (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - 91 km southeast of Naze, Amami, Kagoshima, Japan, on Tuesday, 17 Nov 12.08 am (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

16 Nov 15:18 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
Update Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 15:21
Significant 5.2 quake hits near Naze, Japan
5.2 quake 91 km SE of Naze, Japan, 17 Nov 12.08 am (GMT +9)
5.2 quake 91 km SE of Naze, Japan, 17 Nov 12.08 am (GMT +9)
A shallow magnitude 5.2 earthquake was reported after midnight near the town of Naze, Japan.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Tuesday 17 November 2020 at 12.08 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.0 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Naze (pop. 41,400) located 91 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 16 Nov 2020 03:08:13 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 17 Nov 12.08 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.63°N / 129.89°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Yokoate-jima (157 km / 98 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
91 km (57 mi) SSE of Naze (Amami) (pop: 41,400)
220 km (137 mi) ENE of Nago (pop: 59,600)
252 km (157 mi) NE of Okinawa (pop: 125,500)
269 km (167 mi) NE of Naha (pop: 300,800)
277 km (172 mi) NE of Itoman (pop: 57,200)
442 km (275 mi) S of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400)
666 km (414 mi) S of Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300)
1289 km (801 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 23.8°C (75 F), humidity: 65%, wind: 9 m/s (17 kts) from E
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.210 km- 89 km SSE of Naze, JapanGFZ
M 5.010 kmRYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPANEMSC
M 5.011 kmRyukyu Islands, JapanGeoAu
M 5.110 km95 Km SSE of Naze, JapanUSGS
M 5.075 kmRyukyu Islands, JapanBMKG

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
cape town / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake 91 km southeast of Naze, Amami, Kagoshima, Japan, 17 Nov 12.08 am (GMT +9)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 17 Nov 2020 07:18 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Nov 2020 16:14 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Nov 2020 15:35 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 91 km southeast of Naze, Amami, Kagoshima, Japan, on Tuesday, 17 Nov 12.08 am (GMT +9)

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