Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 94 km southeast of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 10:52 pm (GMT +9) -
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Weak magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 31 km depth
23 May 13:59 UTC: First to report: NIED after 6 minutes.
|Date & time||May 23, 2022 13:52:44 UTC -|
|Local time at epicenter||Monday, May 23, 2022 at 10:52 pm (GMT +9)|
|Epicenter latitude / longitude||37.67°N / 141.805°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)|
|Antipode||37.67°S / 38.195°W|
|Shaking intensity||Very weak shaking|
|Primary data source||NIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)|
|Nearest volcano||Zao (131 km / 81 mi)|
|Nearby towns and cities||74 km (46 mi) ENE of Namie (Futaba-gun) (pop: 21,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby|
93 km (58 mi) ESE of Watari (pop: 36,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
94 km (58 mi) SSE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) ESE of Iwanuma (pop: 42,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
97 km (60 mi) ESE of Kakuda (pop: 33,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
99 km (61 mi) SE of Schiogama (pop: 59,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
106 km (66 mi) SE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
290 km (180 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (48 mi) SSE of Tashiro Jima Island (pop: 100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
|Weather at epicenter at time of quake||Clear Sky 15.1°C (59 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from SW|
|Estimated seismic energy released||1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy|
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|2.9||31 km||Japan: E OFF FUKUSHIMA PREF||NIED|
User reports for this quakeAt magnitude 2.9, 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.