Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Saturday, 12 September 2020 - information

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.1 - 125 km ENE of Sendai, Miyagi, Japan, sábado, 12 sep. 2020

- Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.1 - 125 km ENE of Sendai, Miyagi, Japan, sábado, 12 sep. 2020

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 40 km depth

12 Sep 02:54 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 10 minutos.
12 Sep 05:42: Magnitud recalculada de 6.1 a 6.0.
12 Sep 05:52: Profundidad recalculada de 53.0 a 40.0 km (de 33 a 25 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 11.8 km (7.3 mi) al WNW.
12 Sep 07:16: Magnitud recalculada de 6.0 a 6.1.
Fecha & hora: 12 Sep 2020 02:44:11 UTC -
Magnitud: 6.1
Profundidad: 40.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 38,74°N / 142,17°E (Japón)
Volcán mas cercano: Kurikoma (134 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
54 km al SE de Ōfunato (pop: 35,400)
65 km al SSE de Kamaishi (pop: 43,100)
73 km al SSE de Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500)
84 km al ENE de Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200)
92 km al ESE de Ichinoseki (pop: 63,000)
100 km al ESE de Mizusawa (pop: 61,300)
404 km al NNE de Tokio (pop: 8,336,600)
430 km al NNE de Yokohama (pop: 3,574,400)
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ
Energía liberada estimada: 8,9 x 1013 joules (24,8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1,3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 6.140 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
M 6.151 kmNear East Coast Of Honshu, JapanEMSC
M 6.246 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGeoAu
M 5.960 km72 Km SE of Kamaishi, JapanCEIC
M 6.035 kmNear East Coast of Eastern Honshu, Japan [Sea: Japan]INGV
M 5.960 km72 Km SE of Kamaishi, JapanCEIC
M 6.132 km57 Km SE of Ōfunato, JapanUSGS

User reports for this quake (14)

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443.5 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : I noticed a slight side to side movement on the 8th floor of a building. The television moved back and forth with the movement a little bit. Took about 2-3 seconds for me to realize it was a light earthquake | 3 users found this interesting.
368.6 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
221 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
461.6 km SW of epicenter [Map] / not felt
Kawasaki (418.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
406.7 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 20-30 s
435.9 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s
Hiroshima (993.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
401.5 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Akau St, HI / not felt
Takizawa Japan / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : Shopping at the mall and noticable side to side movements
Shichigahama / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Nagaizumi, Shizuoka / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 15-20 s
Singapore / not felt
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Aftershocks of the M 6.1 terremoto: 125 km northeast de Sendai, Miyagi, Japón Sat, 12 Sep 02h44

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (19 quakes):
  • 01 dic 2020 20:57 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    60 km (37,3 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 nov 2020 18:11 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    50 km (31,1 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 nov 2020 02:34 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    50 km (31,1 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 30 oct 2020 05:38 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    40 km (24,9 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 oct 2020 03:44 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    60 km (37,3 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 oct 2020 22:42 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    50 km (31,1 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 oct 2020 17:04 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    60 km (37,3 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 30 sep 2020 13:58 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    56 km (34,8 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 25 sep 2020 18:07 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    40 km (24,9 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 sep 2020 21:25 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    40 km (24,9 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 sep 2020 20:29 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    40 km (24,9 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 sep 2020 10:05 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    40 km (24,9 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 sep 2020 05:40 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    30 km (18,6 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 sep 2020 05:18 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    30 km (18,6 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 sep 2020 03:49 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    40 km (24,9 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 sep 2020 03:31 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    40 km (24,9 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 sep 2020 03:03 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    40 km (24,9 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 sep 2020 03:00 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    30 km (18,6 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 sep 2020 02:50 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    40 km (24,9 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.1 - 125 km ENE of Sendai, Miyagi, Japan, sábado, 12 sep. 2020

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