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Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 278 km southeast of Chiba, Japan, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 4:19 pm (GMT +9) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.6 quake North Pacific Ocean, 283 km southeast of Chiba, Japan, May 17, 2022 3:04 pm (GMT +9), which had occurred 1 hour and 15 minutes earlier.
Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 278 km southeast of Chiba, Japan, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 4:19 pm (GMT +9) Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 278 km southeast of Chiba, Japan, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 4:19 pm (GMT +9)

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

17 May 07:28 UTC: First to report: NIED after 8 minutes.
17 May 07:38: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 17, 2022 07:19:59 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, May 17, 2022 at 4:19 pm (GMT +9)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.3
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude33.3276°N / 141.3786°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode33.328°S / 38.621°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoHachijo-jima (151 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities225 km (140 mi) SSE of Katsuura (pop: 22,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
254 km (158 mi) SSE of Mobara (pop: 97,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
264 km (164 mi) SSE of Kisarazu (pop: 122,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
268 km (167 mi) SE of Yokosuka (pop: 429,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
271 km (168 mi) SSE of Ichihara (pop: 283,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
278 km (173 mi) SSE of Chiba (pop: 919,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
283 km (176 mi) SE of Yokohama (pop: 3,574,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
305 km (189 mi) SSE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
149 km (93 mi) E of Hachijojima Island (pop: 7,520) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
229 km (142 mi) ESE of Shikine-jima Island (pop: 600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
429 km (266 mi) SE of Honshu Island (pop: 104,000,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeModerate Rain 18°C (64 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.310 kmJapan: E OFF HACHIJOJIMA ISLANDUSGS
5.210 kmOff East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
5.310 kmOFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPANEMSC
5.310 kmOff East Coast of Honshu, JapanRaspberryShake
5.110 kmJapan: Near TokyoRENASS
4.774 km224 Km SSE of Katsuura, JapanNIED
5.153 kmOff East Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu

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