Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - East China Sea, 99 km west of Makurazaki, Kagoshima, Japan, on Saturday, 7 May 2016 at 05:42 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - East China Sea, 99 km west of Makurazaki, Kagoshima, Japan, on Saturday, 7 May 2016 at 05:42 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 42 km depth

7 May 05:51 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 9 minutes.
May 7 05:56: Magnitude recalculée de 5.0 à 5.1.
May 7 08:02: Magnitude recalculée de 5.1 à 5.4.
Profondeur recalculée de 10.0 à 42.0 km.
Date & time: 7 May 2016 05:42:18 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Profondeur: 42.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.2°N / 129.28°E (East China Sea, Japon)
Volcan le plus près: Kikai (95 km / 59 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
99 km O de Makurazaki (pop: 25,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
101 km OSO de Kaseda-shirakame (Minamisatsuma) (pop: 23,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
110 km OSO de Kushikino (pop: 25,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
116 km OSO de Ijūin (Hioki) (pop: 25,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
119 km SO de Sendai (pop: 73,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
126 km SO de Akune (pop: 25,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
127 km OSO de Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
130 km O de Ibusuki (pop: 29,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
287 km SSO de Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
1087 km OSO de Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
212 km SO de Kyushu Island (pop: 13,232,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
122 km NO de Kuchinoerabu-jima Island (pop: 147) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 5.442 kmKyushu, JapanGFZ
M 5.140 km KYUSHU, JAPANEMSC
M 5.244 km- 94km W of Makurazaki, JapanUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake East China Sea, 99 km west of Makurazaki, Kagoshima, Japan, 7 May 2016 05:42 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (34 quakes):
  • 24 Jun 2016 11:11 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    1.1 km (0.7 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 23 Jun 2016 16:53 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    2.4 km (1.5 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 16 Jun 2016 11:39 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    0.7 km (0.4 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 09 Jun 2016 21:27 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 03 Jun 2016 23:16 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    0.9 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 02 Jun 2016 20:08 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    2.2 km (1.4 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 24 May 2016 09:34 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    4.2 km (2.6 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 23 May 2016 15:17 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 May 2016 01:40 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    0.2 km (0.1 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 18 May 2016 11:50 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    0.2 km (0.1 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 13 May 2016 23:18 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    4.8 km (3 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 13 May 2016 19:05 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 13 May 2016 04:12 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 12 May 2016 22:28 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 May 2016 10:16 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    1.5 km (0.9 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
  • 09 May 2016 16:14 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    5.8 km (3.6 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details
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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - East China Sea, 99 km west of Makurazaki, Kagoshima, Japan, on Saturday, 7 May 2016 at 05:42 (GMT)
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