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Minor mag. 2.9 earthquake - 17 km southwest of Shiozawa, Minamiuonuma Shi, Niigata, Japan, on Thursday, Nov 17, 2022 at 3:23 am (GMT +9) -

Minor mag. 2.9 earthquake - 17 km southwest of Shiozawa, Minamiuonuma Shi, Niigata, Japan, on Thursday, Nov 17, 2022 at 3:23 am (GMT +9) Minor mag. 2.9 earthquake - 17 km southwest of Shiozawa, Minamiuonuma Shi, Niigata, Japan, on Thursday, Nov 17, 2022 at 3:23 am (GMT +9)

Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 241 km depth

16 Nov 18:33 UTC: First to report: NIED after 9 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 16, 2022 18:23:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Nov 17, 2022 at 3:23 am (GMT +9)
Depth241.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.904°N / 138.754°E (Minamiōnuma-gun, Niigata, Japan)
Antipode36.904°S / 41.246°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceNIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
Nearest volcanoKusatsu-Shirane (37 km / 23 mi)
Nearby towns and cities6 km (4 mi) SW of Yuzawa (Prefectura de Niigata) (pop: 7,930) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (11 mi) SSW of Shiozawa (Minamiuonuma) (pop: 20,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) S of Tōkamachi (pop: 41,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) S of Ojiya (pop: 40,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) ESE of Jōetsu (pop: 204,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) SSE of Kashiwazaki (pop: 86,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
112 km (69 mi) S of Niigata (pop: 505,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
159 km (99 mi) NNW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 0.7°C (33 F), humidity: 93%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Seismic station: Matsushiro, Japan (MAJO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 63 km / 39 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Matsushiro, Japan: 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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User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.9, 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.
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