Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Ibaraki, 28 km east of Kuroiso, Nasushiobara-shi, Prefectura de Tochigi, Japan, on Sunday, Jun 19, 2022 at 6:27 pm (GMT +9) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Ibaraki, 28 km east of Kuroiso, Nasushiobara-shi, Prefectura de Tochigi, Japan, on Sunday, Jun 19, 2022 at 6:27 pm (GMT +9) Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Ibaraki, 28 km east of Kuroiso, Nasushiobara-shi, Prefectura de Tochigi, Japan, on Sunday, Jun 19, 2022 at 6:27 pm (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 89 km depth

19 Jun 09:33 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 6 minutes.
19 Jun 09:34: Now using data updates from NIED
19 Jun 09:47: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Sun, 19 Jun 2022, 09:42
Moderate magnitude 4.3 quake hits 23 km southeast of Kuroiso, Japan early evening
4.3 quake 19 Jun 6:28 pm (GMT +9)
4.3 quake 19 Jun 6:28 pm (GMT +9)
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.3 quake in Japan near Kuroiso, Nasushiobara-shi, Prefectura de Tochigi, only 14 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early evening on Sunday, June 19th, 2022, at 6:28 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 90 km. 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Hanawa (pop. 8,400) located 12 km from the epicenter, Daigo (pop. 22,300) 15 km away, Kuroiso (pop. 61,200) 23 km away, Ōtawara (pop. 58,900) 24 km away, Yaita (pop. 36,300) 34 km away, Ujiie (pop. 30,400) 38 km away, Hitachi (pop. 186,300) 46 km away, and Utsunomiya (pop. 449,900) 52 km away.
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Update Sun, 19 Jun 2022, 09:39
Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake 41 km northwest of Hitachi, Japan
4.7 quake 19 Jun 6:27 pm (GMT +9)
4.7 quake 19 Jun 6:27 pm (GMT +9)
An intermediate magnitude 4.7 earthquake was reported early evening near Hitachi, Hitachi-shi, Ibaraki, Japan.
According to Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), the quake hit on Sunday, June 19th, 2022, at 6:27 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 95.9 km. 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Hanawa (pop. 8,400) located 10 km from the epicenter, Daigo (pop. 22,300) 13 km away, Ōtawara (pop. 58,900) 28 km away, Kuroiso (pop. 61,200) 28 km away, Kitaibaraki (pop. 50,800) 38 km away, Takahagi (pop. 33,600) 38 km away, Hitachi (pop. 186,300) 41 km away, Utsunomiya (pop. 449,900) 54 km away, and Mito (pop. 246,500) 60 km away.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 19, 2022 09:27:56 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Jun 19, 2022 at 6:27 pm (GMT +9)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.6
Depth89.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.9101°N / 140.403°E (Higashishirakawa-gun, Fukushima, Japan)
Antipode36.91°S / 39.597°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoNasu (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities4 km (3 mi) SSW of Hanawa (pop: 8,370) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) E of Kuroiso (Tochigi) (pop: 61,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (25 mi) NNW of Hitachi (Ibaraki) (pop: 186,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) S of Sukagawa (pop: 68,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) WSW of Iwaki (pop: 357,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) NE of Utsunomiya (Tochigi) (pop: 449,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
94 km (58 mi) S of Fukushima (pop: 294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
150 km (93 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 24.8°C (77 F), humidity: 91%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.689 kmJapan: NORTHERN IBARAKI PREFUSGS
4.692 kmNEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPANEMSC
4.796 km16 Km NNE of Daigo, JapanNIED
4.689 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanRaspberryShake
4.598 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ

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