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Weak mag. 3.2 earthquake - 16 km northwest of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 12:57 am (GMT +9) -

Weak mag. 3.2 earthquake - 16 km northwest of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 12:57 am (GMT +9) Weak mag. 3.2 earthquake - 16 km northwest of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 12:57 am (GMT +9)

Weak magnitude 3.2 earthquake at 58 km depth

25 May 16:04 UTC: First to report: NIED after 6 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 25, 2022 15:57:43 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, May 26, 2022 at 12:57 am (GMT +9)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.2
Depth57.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude39.764°N / 141.837°E (Shimohei-gun, Iwate, Japan)
Antipode39.764°S / 38.163°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceNIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
Nearest volcanoIwate (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities10 km (6 mi) SSE of Iwaizumi (pop: 8,990) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) NW of Miyako (pop: 51,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) NNW of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) N of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
54 km (34 mi) N of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
147 km (91 mi) E of Akita (pop: 320,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
491 km (305 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 13.2°C (56 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 109 joules (1.11 megawatt hours, equivalent to 0.951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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