Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 290 km northeast of Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Jan 20, 2022 at 1:58 pm (GMT +9) -
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Weak magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 18 km depth
20 Jan 05:05 UTC: First to report: NIED after 6 minutes.
|Date & time||Jan 20, 2022 04:58:37 UTC -|
|Local time at epicenter||Thursday, Jan 20, 2022 at 1:58 pm (GMT +9)|
|Epicenter latitude / longitude||37.637°N / 141.853°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)|
|Antipode||37.637°S / 38.147°W|
|Shaking intensity||Very weak shaking|
|Primary data source||NIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)|
|Nearest volcano||Zao (136 km / 85 mi)|
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99 km (61 mi) ESE of Watari (pop: 36,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
99 km (62 mi) SSE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
102 km (63 mi) ESE of Iwanuma (pop: 42,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
102 km (63 mi) ESE of Kakuda (pop: 33,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
104 km (65 mi) SSE of Yamoto (Higashimatsushima) (pop: 32,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
104 km (65 mi) SE of Schiogama (pop: 59,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
108 km (67 mi) NE of Iwaki (pop: 357,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
111 km (69 mi) SE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
290 km (180 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
83 km (52 mi) SSE of Tashiro Jima Island (pop: 100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
|Weather at epicenter at time of quake||Broken Clouds 4.6°C (40 F), humidity: 52%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from NW|
|Estimated seismic energy released||1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy|
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|2.8||18 km||Japan: E OFF FUKUSHIMA PREF||NIED|
User reports for this quakeAt magnitude 2.8, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.