Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Hokkaido, Japan Region on Friday, 19 December 2014

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.5 - North Pacific Ocean, 68 km S of Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan, viernes, 19 dic. 2014

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.5 - North Pacific Ocean, 68 km S of Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan, viernes, 19 dic. 2014

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 24 km depth

19 Dec 04:57 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 9 minutos.
Dec 19 09:10: Magnitud recalculada de 5.3 a 5.5.
Profundidad recalculada de 10.0 a 24.0 km.
Fecha & hora: 19 Dec 2014 04:47:40 UTC
Magnitud: 5.5
Profundidad: 24.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 42.71°N / 145.54°E (Océano Pacífico Norte, Japón)
Volcán mas cercano: Golovnin (128 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
68 km al S de Nemuro (pop: 31,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
99 km al ESE de Kushiro (pop: 183,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
111 km al SSE de Shibetsu (pop: 21,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
171 km al SE de Motomachi (Abashiri District) (pop: 23,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
178 km al SE de Abashiri (pop: 42,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
181 km al SE de Kitami (pop: 113,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
192 km al E de Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
193 km al E de Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
344 km al E de Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
929 km al NNE de Tokio (pop: 8,336,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
251 km al SE de Hokkaido Island (pop: 5,500,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
58 km al S de Moyururi Tō Island --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 5.524 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGFZ
M 5.320 km HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGIONEMSC
M 5.532 km65km S of Nemuro, JapanUSGS

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Hamanaka (Japan, 59 km NW of epicenter) : Vibration is felt enough for us who live in coastal town of pasific ocean sea.. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the M 5.5 terremoto: Océano Pacífico Norte, 68 km al sur de Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japón Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:47

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Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.5 - North Pacific Ocean, 68 km S of Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan, viernes, 19 dic. 2014
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