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Weak mag. 3.9 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 223 km southeast of Kanoya, Kagoshima, Japan, on Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 at 12:20 am (GMT +9) -

Weak mag. 3.9 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 223 km southeast of Kanoya, Kagoshima, Japan, on Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 at 12:20 am (GMT +9) Weak mag. 3.9 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 223 km southeast of Kanoya, Kagoshima, Japan, on Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 at 12:20 am (GMT +9)

Weak magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 67 km depth

7 Oct 15:28 UTC: First to report: NIED after 7 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 7, 2022 15:20:40 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Oct 8, 2022 at 12:20 am (GMT +9)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.9
Depth67.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude29.753°N / 132.202°E (Philippine Sea, Japan)
Antipode29.753°S / 47.798°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceNIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
Nearest volcanoKuchinoerabu-jima (206 km / 128 mi)
Nearby towns and cities159 km (99 mi) SE of Nishinoomote (pop: 17,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
214 km (133 mi) SSE of Kushima (pop: 22,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
219 km (136 mi) SSE of Shibushi (pop: 18,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
222 km (138 mi) SE of Ibusuki (pop: 29,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
223 km (138 mi) SE of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
240 km (149 mi) SE of Tarumizu (pop: 19,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
247 km (153 mi) SE of Makurazaki (pop: 25,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
962 km (598 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
154 km (96 mi) SE of Tanega Shima Island (pop: 33,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 24.2°C (76 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.967 kmJapan: N PHILIPPINE BASINNIED

Seismograms

Seismic station: Kagoshima Suzuyama (JSU/JP network) | Distance from quake: 257 km / 160 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Kagoshima Suzuyama: 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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