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Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 44 km east of Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, on Thursday, Nov 24, 2022 at 10:27 pm (GMT +9) -

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Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 44 km east of Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, on Thursday, Nov 24, 2022 at 10:27 pm (GMT +9) Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 44 km east of Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, on Thursday, Nov 24, 2022 at 10:27 pm (GMT +9)

Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 37 km depth

24 Nov 13:36 UTC: First to report: NIED after 9 minutes.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 24, 2022 13:27:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Nov 24, 2022 at 10:27 pm (GMT +9)
Depth36.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude39.264°N / 142.382°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode39.264°S / 37.618°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceNIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
Nearest volcanoIwate (135 km / 84 mi)
Nearby towns and cities43 km (27 mi) ESE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) ESE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (28 mi) E of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (35 mi) SE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
61 km (38 mi) ENE of Ofunato (pop: 35,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
73 km (46 mi) E of Tōno (pop: 26,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
133 km (83 mi) NE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
463 km (288 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 12.3°C (54 F), humidity: 65%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Seismic station: Aomori Tenma (JTM/JP network) | Distance from quake: 203 km / 126 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Aomori Tenma: 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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