Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - East China Sea, 36 km south of Makurazaki, Kagoshima, Japan, on Dec 08, 2015 18:28:04.02

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - East China Sea, 36 km south of Makurazaki, Kagoshima, Japan, on Dec 08, 2015 18:28:04.02

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 128 km depth

8 Dec 09:35 UTC: Premier à signaler: NIED après 7 minutes.
Date & time: 8 Dec 2015 09:28:04 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Dec 08, 2015 18:28:04.02
Magnitude: 5.5
Profondeur: 128.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.951°N / 130.395°E (East China Sea, Japon)
Volcan le plus près: Kikai (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km SSE de Makurazaki (pop: 25,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
40 km SO de Ibusuki (pop: 29,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
52 km S de Kaseda-shirakame (Minamisatsuma) (pop: 23,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
63 km ONO de Nishinoomote (pop: 17,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
65 km SO de Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
66 km SSO de Tarumizu (pop: 19,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
70 km SSO de Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
74 km S de Ijūin (Hioki) (pop: 25,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
295 km S de Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
1011 km OSO de Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
174 km SSO de Kyushu Island (pop: 13,232,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
57 km NNE de Kuchinoerabu-jima Island (pop: 147) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: NIED
Estimated released energy: 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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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 5.5128 kmNEAR TANEGASHIMA ISLANDNIED
M 4.8132 kmKyushu, JapanGFZ

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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake East China Sea, 36 km south of Makurazaki, Kagoshima, Japan, Dec 08, 2015 18:28:04.02

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (14 quakes):
  • 05 Feb 2016 21:04 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    131.2 km (81.5 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 04 Feb 2016 10:00 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    122.9 km (76.4 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 02 Feb 2016 02:03 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    150.2 km (93.3 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 26 Jan 2016 08:36 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    167.4 km (104 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 19 Jan 2016 06:22 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    151.2 km (94 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 15 Jan 2016 20:11 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    163.2 km (101.4 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 07 Jan 2016 21:11 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    149.2 km (92.7 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (7 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 04 Jan 2016 01:22 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    138 km (85.7 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 29 Dec 2015 15:13 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    159.6 km (99.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 29 Dec 2015 11:03 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    175.9 km (109.3 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 24 Dec 2015 13:47 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    143.7 km (89.3 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 23 Dec 2015 23:34 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    161.4 km (100.3 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 22 Dec 2015 13:04 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    175.4 km (109 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 16 Dec 2015 13:15 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    138.1 km (85.8 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - East China Sea, 36 km south of Makurazaki, Kagoshima, Japan, on Dec 08, 2015 18:28:04.02
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