Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 575 km northeast of Tokio, Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, 16 September 2011 at 21:36 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 575 km northeast of Tokio, Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, 16 September 2011 at 21:36 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 41 km depth

Date & time: 16 Sep 2011 21:36:38 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Profondeur: 40.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.077°N / 143.15°E (Océan Pacifique Nord, Japon)
Volcan le plus près: Osore-yama (174 km / 108 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
114 km ENE de Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
123 km NE de Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
133 km NE de Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
141 km NE de Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
148 km ESE de Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
164 km ESE de Misawa (pop: 42,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
176 km ENE de Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
195 km ENE de Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
365 km SSE de Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
575 km NNE de Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 5.841 kmoff the east coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake North Pacific Ocean, 575 km northeast of Tokio, Tokyo, Japan, 16 September 2011 21:36 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (25 quakes):
  • 11 Nov 2011 16:06 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Nov 2011 07:56 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    41.2 km (25.6 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Oct 2011 14:09 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Oct 2011 05:17 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    40.8 km (25.4 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Oct 2011 21:05 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    21.2 km (13.2 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Oct 2011 16:34 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Sep 2011 05:09 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    37.7 km (23.4 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Sep 2011 00:08 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    50.2 km (31.2 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Sep 2011 18:35 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Sep 2011 01:02 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Sep 2011 20:05 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14210 km (8830 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 18 Sep 2011 07:04 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Sep 2011 21:05 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    46.7 km (29 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Sep 2011 17:54 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    22.1 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Sep 2011 11:16 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    36.9 km (22.9 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 575 km northeast of Tokio, Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, 16 September 2011 at 21:36 (GMT)

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