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Weak mag. 3.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 93 km southeast of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, on Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 at 2:46 am (GMT +9) -

Weak mag. 3.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 93 km southeast of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, on Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 at 2:46 am (GMT +9) Weak mag. 3.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 93 km southeast of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, on Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 at 2:46 am (GMT +9)

Weak magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 27 km depth

1 Oct 17:53 UTC: First to report: NIED after 7 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 1, 2022 17:46:31 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Oct 2, 2022 at 2:46 am (GMT +9)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3
Depth27.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.018°N / 142.235°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode38.018°S / 37.765°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceNIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
Nearest volcanoNarugo (153 km / 95 mi)
Nearby towns and cities93 km (58 mi) ESE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
100 km (62 mi) ESE of Yamoto (Higashimatsushima) (pop: 32,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
110 km (68 mi) ESE of Schiogama (pop: 59,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
121 km (75 mi) E of Iwanuma (pop: 42,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
123 km (76 mi) ESE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
128 km (79 mi) ESE of Furukawa (pop: 76,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
158 km (98 mi) ENE of Fukushima (pop: 294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
344 km (214 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (49 mi) ESE of Tashiro Jima Island (pop: 100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 21.5°C (71 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 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
3.027 kmJapan: SE OFF MIYAGI PREFNIED

Seismograms

Seismic station: Miyagi Marumori (JMM/JP network) | Distance from quake: 128 km / 79 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

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