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Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 91 km southeast of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, on Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 at 12:08 am (GMT +9)

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 91 km southeast of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, on Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 at 12:08 am (GMT +9) Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 91 km southeast of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, on Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 at 12:08 am (GMT +9)

Strong 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: Nov 16, 2020 15:08:13 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 at 12:08 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.63°N / 129.89°E (Philippine Sea, Japan)
Antipode: 27.63°S / 50.11°W
Nearest volcano: Yokoate-jima (157 km / 98 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
91 km (57 mi) SSE of Naze (pop: 41,400) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) ENE of Naga (pop: 59,600) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) NE of Gushikawa (pop: 65,300) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) NE of Katsuren-haebaru (Uruma) (pop: 34,200) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) NE of Okinawa (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) NE of Chatan (Nakagami District) (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (162 mi) NE of Chinon (pop: 91,800) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) NE of Naha (pop: 300,800) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) NE of Tomigusuku (pop: 55,700) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) NE of Itoman (pop: 57,200) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) ENE of Okinawa Island (pop: 1,301,000) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (144 mi) ENE of Iejima Island (pop: 4,610) --> See nearby quakes!
316 km (196 mi) S of Kuchinoerabu-jima Island (pop: 147) --> See nearby quakes!
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 (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
5.210 km- 89 km SSE of Naze, JapanGFZ
5.011 kmRyukyu Islands, JapanGeoAu
5.110 km95 Km SSE of Naze, JapanUSGS
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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