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Strong mag. 6 earthquake - 9km NW of Sumoto, Japan

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - 6km WNW of Sumoto, Japan on Friday, 12 April 2013

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - 6km WNW of Sumoto, Japan on Friday, 12 April 2013
Date & time: Friday, 12 April 2013 20:33 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sat, 13 Apr 2013 05:33 (Asia/Tokyo)
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.3691°N / 134.828°E (Japon)
Nearest volcano: Sanbe (217 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.2*10^13 J (8.78 GWh / 7558 tons of TNT / 0.5 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 12 Apr 2013
Fri, 12 Apr 20:33 UTCM 5.8 / 10 km NEAR S. COAST OF WESTERN HONSHUEMSC
Fri, 12 Apr 20:33 UTCM 5.8 / 10 kmNear S. Coast of Western HonshuGFZ
Fri, 12 Apr 20:33 UTCM 5.8 / 14 kmNear S Coast of Western Honshu, JapanGeoAu
Fri, 12 Apr 20:33 UTCM 6.3 / 15 km淡路島付近 (Near Awaji island)JMA

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Nara City, Nakatomigaoka / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was asleep but awoke to rumbling sound, followed by creaking of the building.
Kobe / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Kobe / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I woke up and could feel de building shaking to the sides. Maybe 19 seconds.
Osaka Kansai / MMI IV (Light shaking): My first recognized earthquake. Strange feeling on the 23rd floor. Initially did not know what is happening. No way to get out fast. So I just stayed in the room. Long after shaking of the building.
Kyoto / MMI III (Weak shaking): Vibration recognized in a bottle of water, duration ca. 10 secs
Toyota / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Osaka / MMI IV (Light shaking): It wakes me up in the morning.
nara / not felt: Building noticeably moved - maybe several seconds - awakened by shaking - no one seemed particularly alarmed.
Surigao City / MMI IV (Light shaking): almost 5am...we experienced ground shaking in a few seconds.
kochi, Japan / MMI V (Moderate shaking): woken up by prolonged shaking
Osaka / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Hiroshima / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Nara (Japan) (94 km E from epicenter)(no details): It was about half a minute, with a few aftershocks. I recal having felt two aftershocks in Nara. (via EMSC)
Kurashiki (Japan) (100 km W from epicenter)(no details): Woke up because my bed on the 3rd floor was shaking for some seconds. (via EMSC)
Shimamoto (Japan) (96 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Haven't felt one since the Nisqually Quake but prefer not to be in a high rise when they happen. (via EMSC)
Osaka (Japan) (73 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Woke me up from sleep. Hotel room at 10th floor of 40. Lasted a couple of minutes, degrading in intensity, then all stood still. No harm done, everybody's fine. (via EMSC)
Sumoto (Japan) (12 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Shock ....i am inglish (via EMSC)


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