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Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 73 km southeast of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 12:26 pm (GMT +9) -

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Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 73 km southeast of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 12:26 pm (GMT +9) Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 73 km southeast of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 12:26 pm (GMT +9)

Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 56 km depth

14 May 03:33 UTC: First to report: NIED after 7 minutes.
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Date & time: May 14, 2022 03:26:14 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 12:26 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 2.6
Depth: 56.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.877°N / 141.765°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 37.877°S / 38.235°W
Nearest volcano: Zao (120 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
73 km (45 mi) SE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) SE of Yamoto (Higashimatsushima) (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) NE of Namie (Futaba-gun) (pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SE of Schiogama (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) ESE of Watari (pop: 36,300) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) ESE of Iwanuma (pop: 42,400) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SE of Rifu (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) E of Kakuda (pop: 33,200) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) ESE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (190 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) SE of Tashiro Jima Island (pop: 100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 15.1°C (59 F), humidity: 98%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from SW
Primary data source: NIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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