Minor mag. 2.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 91 km southeast of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 2:50 am (GMT +9) -
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 48 km depth
23 May 17:57 UTC: First to report: NIED after 7 minutes.
|Date & time||May 23, 2022 17:50:12 UTC -|
|Local time at epicenter||Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 2:50 am (GMT +9)|
|Epicenter latitude / longitude||37.676°N / 141.593°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)|
|Antipode||37.676°S / 38.407°W|
|Shaking intensity||Not felt|
|Primary data source||NIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)|
|Nearest volcano||Zao (113 km / 70 mi)|
|Nearby towns and cities||56 km (35 mi) ENE of Namie (Futaba-gun) (pop: 21,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby|
76 km (47 mi) ESE of Watari (pop: 36,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (54 mi) SSE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
87 km (54 mi) SE of Schiogama (pop: 59,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (57 mi) SE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
94 km (58 mi) NE of Iwaki (pop: 357,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
99 km (62 mi) E of Fukushima (pop: 294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
279 km (173 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) SSE of Tashiro Jima Island (pop: 100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
|Weather at epicenter at time of quake||Clear Sky 15.2°C (59 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from W|
|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||48 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.