Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.2 - Philippines Sea, 91 km SSE of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, lunes, 16 nov. 2020 -

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.2 - Philippines Sea, 91 km SSE of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, lunes, 16 nov. 2020

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

16 Nov 15:18 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 11 minutos.
Update Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 15:21
Significant 5.2 quake hits near Naze, Japan
5.2 quake 91 km SE of Naze, Japan, 17 Nov 12.08 am (GMT +9)
5.2 quake 91 km SE of Naze, Japan, 17 Nov 12.08 am (GMT +9)
A shallow magnitude 5.2 earthquake was reported after midnight near the town of Naze, Japan.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Tuesday 17 November 2020 at 12.08 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.0 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Naze (pop. 41,400) located 91 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 16 Nov 2020 15:08:13 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: martes, 17 nov 2020 00:08 (GMT +9)
Magnitud: 5.2
Profundidad: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 27.63°N / 129.89°E (Philippines Sea, Japón)
Volcán mas cercano: Yokoate-jima (157 km / 98 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
91 km al SSE de Naze (pop: 41,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
220 km al ENE de Nago (pop: 59,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
245 km al NE de Gushikawa (pop: 65,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
252 km al NE de Okinawa (pop: 125,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
260 km al NE de Ginowan (pop: 91,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
269 km al NE de Naha (pop: 300,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
272 km al NE de Tomigusuku (pop: 55,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
277 km al NE de Itoman (pop: 57,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
442 km al S de Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
1289 km al SO de Tokio (pop: 8,336,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
226 km al ENE de Okinawa Island (pop: 1,301,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
85 km al SE de Kakeroma Jima Island --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 23.8°C (75 F), humidity: 65%, wind: 9 m/s (17 kts) from E
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 5.210 km- 89 km SSE of Naze, JapanGFZ
M 5.010 kmRYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPANEMSC
M 5.011 kmRyukyu Islands, JapanGeoAu
M 5.110 km95 Km SSE of Naze, JapanUSGS
M 5.075 kmRyukyu Islands, JapanBMKG

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
cape town / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 19 Dec 2020 07:04 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Nov 2020 07:18 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Nov 2020 16:14 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Nov 2020 15:35 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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