Minor mag. 2.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 49 km east of Hitachi, Ibaraki, Japan, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 9:39 pm (GMT +9) -
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Minor magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 76 km depth
24 May 12:51 UTC: First to report: NIED after 12 minutes.
|Date & time||May 24, 2022 12:39:32 UTC -|
|Local time at epicenter||Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 9:39 pm (GMT +9)|
|Epicenter latitude / longitude||36.596°N / 141.202°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)|
|Antipode||36.596°S / 38.798°W|
|Shaking intensity||Not felt|
|Primary data source||NIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)|
|Nearest volcano||Nasu (125 km / 78 mi)|
|Nearby towns and cities||45 km (28 mi) ESE of Takahagi (pop: 33,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby|
46 km (28 mi) ESE of Kitaibaraki (pop: 50,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (31 mi) E of Hitachi (pop: 186,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) SSE of Iwaki (pop: 357,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (36 mi) ENE of Funaishikawa (Naka-gun) (pop: 35,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) ENE of Hitachi-Naka (pop: 156,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) ENE of Katsuta (pop: 156,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
169 km (105 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
|Weather at epicenter at time of quake||Clear Sky 19.1°C (66 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from SSW|
|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||76 km||Japan: E OFF IBARAKI 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.