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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 19 km northeast of Ise, Mie, Japan, on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 5:33 pm (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 19 km northeast of Ise, Mie, Japan, on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 5:33 pm (GMT +9) Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 19 km northeast of Ise, Mie, Japan, on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 5:33 pm (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 329 km depth

9 May 08:39 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 6 minutes.
9 May 08:40: Now using data updates from RaspberryShake
9 May 08:44: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 326.2 to 328.0 km (from 203 to 204 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.6 km (3.5 mi) towards SW.
9 May 08:53: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Mon, 9 May 2022, 08:48
Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes near Ise, Ise-shi, Mie, Japan
5.1 quake 9 May 5:33 pm (GMT +9)
5.1 quake 9 May 5:33 pm (GMT +9)
Japan was shaken near Ise, Ise-shi, Mie, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 only 15 minutes ago, the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake reported.
The quake hit at a great depth of 328 km beneath the epicenter near Ise, Ise-shi, Mie, Japan, in the afternoon on Monday, May 9th, 2022, at 5:33 pm local time. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. 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 Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), which listed it as a magnitude 6.0 earthquake. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.3, and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) at magnitude 5.1.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Toba (pop. 23,300) located 11 km from the epicenter, Ise (pop. 97,300) 24 km away, Tahara (pop. 38,200) 35 km away, Nishio (pop. 103,300) 44 km away, Hekinan (pop. 68,900) 45 km away, Handa (pop. 116,100) 45 km away, and Gamagōri (pop. 80,800) 47 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 9, 2022 08:33:07 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, May 9, 2022 at 5:33 pm (GMT +9)
Depth329.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude34.5551°N / 136.8917°E (Philippine Sea, Japan)
Antipode34.555°S / 43.108°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt5 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoOntake-san (164 km / 102 mi)
Nearby towns and cities9 km (6 mi) NNE of Toba (pop: 23,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) ENE of Ise (pop: 97,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) S of Handa (pop: 116,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) SSW of Hekinan (pop: 68,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (23 mi) SSW of Nishio (pop: 103,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (29 mi) SE of Suzuka (pop: 191,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) SSW of Anjo (pop: 178,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) S of Kariya (pop: 139,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
128 km (80 mi) E of Osaka (pop: 2,592,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
284 km (177 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
190 km (118 mi) SSW of Honshu Island (pop: 104,000,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 13.3°C (56 F), humidity: 91%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released4 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.
5.2329 kmWestern Honshu, JapanUSGS
5.1326 kmWestern Honshu, JapanGFZ
6.0348 kmJapan: ISE BAY REGIONNIED
5.2320 kmJapan: Near ŌsakaRENASS
5.2329 kmWestern Honshu, JapanRaspberryShake
5.2323 kmWestern Honshu, JapanGeoAu

User reports for this quake (6)

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Kitakyushu (558.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Narita (345.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Zushi City Ikego (260.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Saitama sakura (286.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : Lite moving from side to side  
Tokyo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s
Camp Zama / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Jun 30, 2022 01:22
22 hours ago

338 km
Philippine Sea, 39 km E of Tsu, Mie, JapanMore
Jun 27, 2022 14:39
3 days ago

350 km
Philippine Sea, 36 km E of Tsu, Mie, JapanMore

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