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Weak mag. 2.7 earthquake - 24 km southwest of Mizusawa, Ōshū-shi, Iwate, Japan, on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 2:05 pm (GMT +9) -

Weak mag. 2.7 earthquake - 24 km southwest of Mizusawa, Ōshū-shi, Iwate, Japan, on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 2:05 pm (GMT +9) Weak mag. 2.7 earthquake - 24 km southwest of Mizusawa, Ōshū-shi, Iwate, Japan, on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 2:05 pm (GMT +9)

Weak magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 7 km depth

17 Aug 05:11 UTC: First to report: NIED after 6 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 17, 2022 05:05:01 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 2:05 pm (GMT +9)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.7
Depth7.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude39.046°N / 140.878°E (Ichinoseki-shi, Iwate, Japan)
Antipode39.046°S / 39.122°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceNIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
Nearest volcanoKurikoma (12 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities24 km (15 mi) WSW of Mizusawa (pop: 61,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) WNW of Ichinoseki (pop: 63,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
33 km (21 mi) SW of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) ESE of Yuzawa (Akita) (pop: 33,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) SSW of Hanamaki (pop: 73,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
76 km (47 mi) SSW of Morioka (pop: 295,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
87 km (54 mi) N of Sendai (Miyagi) (pop: 1,063,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
388 km (241 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 24°C (75 F), humidity: 60%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 108 joules (197 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.169 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
2.77.2 kmJapan: SOUTHERN IWATE PREFNIED

Seismograms

Seismic station: Miyagi Marumori (JMM/JP network) | Distance from quake: 131 km / 81 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Miyagi Marumori: 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

At magnitude 2.7, 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.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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