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Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - East China Sea, 134 km northwest of Naha, Okinawa, Japan, on Monday, Jul 25, 2022 at 11:41 pm (GMT +9) -

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - East China Sea, 134 km northwest of Naha, Okinawa, Japan, on Monday, Jul 25, 2022 at 11:41 pm (GMT +9) Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - East China Sea, 134 km northwest of Naha, Okinawa, Japan, on Monday, Jul 25, 2022 at 11:41 pm (GMT +9)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 Jul 14:48 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 8 minutes.
25 Jul 14:50: Now using data updates from GFZ
25 Jul 15:02: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 25, 2022 14:41:04 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Jul 25, 2022 at 11:41 pm (GMT +9)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude26.7189°N / 126.4628°E (East China Sea, Japan)
Antipode26.719°S / 53.537°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoIo-Torishima (216 km / 134 mi)
Nearby towns and cities134 km (83 mi) WNW of Naha (pop: 300,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
135 km (84 mi) WNW of Tomigusuku (pop: 55,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
137 km (85 mi) WNW of Itoman (pop: 57,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
139 km (86 mi) WNW of Chinon (pop: 91,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
140 km (87 mi) WNW of Okinawa (pop: 125,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
145 km (90 mi) WNW of Gushikawa (pop: 65,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
147 km (91 mi) WNW of Katsuren-haebaru (Uruma) (pop: 34,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
152 km (94 mi) W of Naga (pop: 59,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
132 km (82 mi) W of Iejima Island (pop: 4,610) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
151 km (94 mi) W of Okinawa Island (pop: 1,301,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
430 km (267 mi) NE of Kumi Island (pop: 1,680) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 29.6°C (85 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SE
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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.
5.110 km133 Km WNW of Naha, JapanUSGS
5.110 kmRyukyu Islands, JapanRaspberryShake
4.710 kmNear Naha, Okinawa, JapanGFZ
5.125 kmRyukyu Islands, JapanGeoAu


Seismic station: Taipei, Taiwan (TATO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 533 km / 331 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Taipei, Taiwan: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (1)

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Chatan okinawa (136.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Weak shaking | One user found this interesting.  


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Sep 1, 2022 02:02
4 weeks ago

10 km
East China Sea, 129 km NW of Naha, Okinawa, JapanMore
Jul 25, 2022 14:44
9 weeks ago

10 km
East China Sea, 139 km NW of Naha, Okinawa, JapanMore

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