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Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake - Ryukyu Islands, Japan on Thursday, 16 January 2020

Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake  - Ryukyu Islands, Japan on Thursday, 16 January 2020
16 Jan 09:51 UTC: Premier à signaler: EMSC après 9 minutes.
Date & time: Thursday, 16 January 2020 09:42 UTC
Magnitude: 3.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.5°N / 127.7°E (Japon)
Nearest volcano: Iwo-Tori-shima (162 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km NW de Ishikawa (pop: 22,400)
21 km NW de Okinawa (pop: 125,500)
22 km NW de Chatan (pop: 27,800)
23 km NW de Gushikawa (pop: 65,300)
32 km N de Naha (pop: 300,800)
1530 km SW de Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 16 Jan 09:42 UTCM 3.9 / 10 kmRyukyu Islands, JapanEMSC

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20.8 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
15.7 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Yomitan / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
(Japan, 1571 km NE of epicenter) : Lasted 2 seconds (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 15 km SE of epicenter) : very short strike, followed by some very light shaking some minutes later (reported through EMSC)

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Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake - Ryukyu Islands, Japan on Thursday, 16 January 2020
 

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