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Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 27 km west of Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan, on Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 at 4:16 pm (GMT +9) -

Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 27 km west of Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan, on Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 at 4:16 pm (GMT +9) Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 27 km west of Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan, on Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 at 4:16 pm (GMT +9)

Minor magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 133 km depth

5 Oct 07:25 UTC: First to report: NIED after 9 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 5, 2022 07:16:14 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Oct 5, 2022 at 4:16 pm (GMT +9)
Depth133.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude42.412°N / 140.68°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode42.412°S / 39.32°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceNIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
Nearest volcanoUsu (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities17 km (10 mi) WSW of Date (pop: 35,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) WNW of Muroran (pop: 96,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
66 km (41 mi) N of Kamiiso (pop: 38,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) N of Hakodate (pop: 275,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) WSW of Tomakomai (pop: 174,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
90 km (56 mi) SSW of Otaru (pop: 143,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (57 mi) SW of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
753 km (468 mi) N of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
104 km (64 mi) ENE of Okushiri Island (pop: 3,340) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 11.8°C (53 F), humidity: 60%, wind: 6 m/s (12 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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Seismic station: Eniwa (JEW/JP network) | Distance from quake: 79 km / 49 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Eniwa: 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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