Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - 18 km west of Hitoyoshi, Prefectura de Kumamoto, Japan, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 3:30 pm (GMT +9) -
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Weak magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 8 km depth
17 May 06:36 UTC: First to report: NIED after 6 minutes.
|Date & time||May 17, 2022 06:30:01 UTC -|
|Local time at epicenter||Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 3:30 pm (GMT +9)|
|Epicenter latitude / longitude||32.255°N / 130.562°E (Ashikita-gun, Prefectura de Kumamoto, Japan)|
|Antipode||32.255°S / 49.438°W|
|Shaking intensity||Weak shaking near epicenter|
|Primary data source||NIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)|
|Nearest volcano||Kirishima (46 km / 29 mi)|
|Nearby towns and cities||16 km (10 mi) ENE of Minamata (Kumamoto) (pop: 29,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby|
18 km (11 mi) WNW of Hitoyoshi (Kumamoto) (pop: 38,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (13 mi) NNW of Ōkuchi-shinohara (Kagoshima) (pop: 22,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (16 mi) NE of Izumi (Kagoshima) (pop: 39,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (17 mi) S of Honmachi (Kumamoto) (pop: 104,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) ESE of Hondomachi-hondo (Kumamoto) (pop: 40,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) SSW of Matsubase (Uki, Kumamoto) (pop: 26,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (30 mi) S of Uto (Kumamoto) (pop: 39,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (39 mi) S of Kumamoto (pop: 680,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
924 km (574 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
|Weather at epicenter at time of quake||Few Clouds 20.9°C (70 F), humidity: 42%, wind: 2 m/s (3 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||7.9 km||Japan: SOUTHERN KUMAMOTO 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.