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Minor mag. 2.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 58 km southeast of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Friday, Dec 9, 2022 at 4:40 pm (GMT +9) -

Minor mag. 2.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 58 km southeast of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Friday, Dec 9, 2022 at 4:40 pm (GMT +9) Minor mag. 2.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 58 km southeast of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Friday, Dec 9, 2022 at 4:40 pm (GMT +9)

Minor magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 39 km depth

9 Dec 07:47 UTC: First to report: NIED after 7 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 9, 2022 07:40:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Dec 9, 2022 at 4:40 pm (GMT +9)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.7
Depth38.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.103°N / 141.949°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode40.103°S / 38.051°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceNIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
Nearest volcanoOsore-yama (73 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities31 km (19 mi) NNE of Iwaizumi (pop: 8,990) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
51 km (32 mi) N of Miyako (pop: 51,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) ESE of Ichinohe (pop: 15,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) SE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) N of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) SE of Misawa (pop: 42,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
82 km (51 mi) NE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
529 km (329 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 5.4°C (42 F), humidity: 57%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 108 joules (197 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.169 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
2.739 kmJapan: NE OFF IWATE PREFNIED

Seismograms

Seismic station: Aomori Tenma (JTM/JP network) | Distance from quake: 107 km / 66 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. 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 2.7, 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.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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