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Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 80 km southeast of Ise, Mie, Japan, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 3:57 pm (GMT +9) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 80 km southeast of Ise, Mie, Japan, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 3:57 pm (GMT +9) Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 80 km southeast of Ise, Mie, Japan, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 3:57 pm (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 382 km depth

20 May 07:04 UTC: First to report: NIED after 7 minutes.
Update Fri, 20 May 2022, 07:09
Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake 80 km southeast of Ise, Japan
4.3 quake 20 May 3:57 pm (GMT +9)
4.3 quake 20 May 3:57 pm (GMT +9)
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Ise, Ise-shi, Mie, Japan, was reported only 12 minutes ago by Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a great depth of 382.4 km beneath the epicenter early afternoon on Friday, May 20th, 2022, at 3:57 pm local time. 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.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Toba (pop. 23,300, 74 km away), Ise (pop. 97,300, 80 km away), Owase (pop. 22,000, 88 km away), Tahara (pop. 38,200, 91 km away), Toyohama (pop. 21,900, 96 km away), and Toyohashi-shi (pop. 378,400, 104 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 20, 2022 06:57:30 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, May 20, 2022 at 3:57 pm (GMT +9)
Depth382.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude33.857°N / 137.122°E (Philippine Sea, Japan)
Antipode33.857°S / 42.878°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceNIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
Nearest volcanoKozushima (192 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities74 km (46 mi) SSE of Toba (pop: 23,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) SSE of Ise (pop: 97,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) ESE of Owase (pop: 22,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (57 mi) S of Tahara (pop: 38,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) S of Toyohama (pop: 21,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
112 km (70 mi) SSE of Tsu (pop: 163,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
180 km (112 mi) SE of Kyoto (pop: 1,459,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
311 km (193 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 21.2°C (70 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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