Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 76 km east of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, on Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022 at 5:03 am (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 76 km east of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, on Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022 at 5:03 am (GMT +9) Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 76 km east of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, on Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022 at 5:03 am (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 46 km depth

27 Jun 20:10 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
27 Jun 20:14: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 40.0 to 60.0 km (from 25 to 37 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 10.2 km (6.3 mi) towards N.
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1 Jul 18:28: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 42.1 to 45.8 km (from 26 to 28 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4 km (2.5 mi) towards WNW.
Update Mon, 27 Jun 2022, 20:15
Significant magnitude 5.1 quake hits 71 km east of Ishinomaki, Japan early morning
5.1 quake 28 Jun 5:03 am (GMT +9)
5.1 quake 28 Jun 5:03 am (GMT +9)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred early morning on Tuesday, June 28th, 2022, at 5:03 am local time near Ishinomaki, Ishinomaki Shi, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, as reported by Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 38 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Ishinomaki (pop. 117,200) located 71 km from the epicenter, Ofunato (pop. 35,400) 77 km away, Yamoto (pop. 32,000) 79 km away, Wakuya (pop. 18,300) 86 km away, Kogota (pop. 19,800) 93 km away, Kamaishi (pop. 43,100) 94 km away, Schiogama (pop. 59,500) 96 km away, Ichinoseki (pop. 63,000) 99 km away, and Sendai (pop. 1,063,100) 111 km away.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 27, 2022 20:03:04 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Jun 28, 2022 at 5:03 am (GMT +9)
Depth45.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.5364°N / 142.1554°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode38.536°S / 37.845°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoNarugo (126 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities71 km (44 mi) SSE of Ofunato (pop: 35,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
76 km (47 mi) E of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
83 km (51 mi) E of Yamoto (Higashimatsushima) (pop: 32,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (53 mi) SSE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
89 km (55 mi) E of Wakuya (Tōda Gun) (pop: 18,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) E of Kogota (Tōda Gun) (pop: 19,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
116 km (72 mi) ENE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
385 km (239 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (43 mi) ENE of Tashiro Jima Island (pop: 100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 20.7°C (69 F), humidity: 90%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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.
4.946 km70 Km SSE of Ōfunato, JapanUSGS
5.149 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
5.210 kmJapan: Near SendaiRENASS
4.942 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanRaspberryShake
4.948 km74 Km SE of Ōfunato, JapanEMSC
5.046 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu

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