Japan earthquake list

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The list below shows the last Japanese earthquakes

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Japan time = UTC +9

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEOFON Eastern Honshu, Japan Sep 16 03:28 5.7 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • tokyo - no earthquake alarm sounded. moderate shaking, enough to need to stabilize the bookshelf. lasted longer...maybe 30 to 40 seconds?
  • Tokyo - Réveil brutal par une forte secousse et un grondement sourd.
  • Tokyo - No damage
  • Tokyo - no property damage
  • Tokyo - Pas de dommages mais une très grosse frayeur. La baie vitrée de l'appartement a bougé très violemment.
  • Maebashi - The earthquake strongly shook the school building, and we were able to evacuate all the students safely. We haven't felt an earthquake that strong in this area since the 2011 quake.
  • USGS Iwai, Japan Sep 16 03:28 5.6 53 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Honshu, Japan Sep 16 03:28 5.6 60 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Sep 15 14:15 4.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kushiro, Japan Sep 15 14:15 4.5 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Chichi-shima, Japan Sep 15 01:48 4.6 67 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Sep 15 01:48 4.6 66 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Kyushu, Japan Sep 14 02:18 4.8 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kyushu, Japan Sep 14 02:18 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Nishinoomote, Japan Sep 14 02:18 4.8 19 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Chichi-shima, Japan Sep 13 10:11 4.3 492 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Sep 13 10:11 4.3 497 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Rumoi, Japan Sep 12 17:03 4.5 250 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Sep 12 17:03 4.5 251 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Volcano Islands, Japan Region Sep 12 07:47 5.2 139 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Chichi-shima, Japan Sep 11 07:30 4.9 411 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Bonin Islands, Japan Region Sep 11 07:30 4.9 426 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Sep 11 07:30 4.8 423 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Yonakuni, Japan Sep 10 20:54 4.5 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ichinohe, Japan Sep 10 01:09 5.1 75 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Sep 10 01:09 5.0 72 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Sep 10 01:09 5.0 66 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Sep 09 16:54 4.4 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kitaibaraki, Japan Sep 09 16:54 4.4 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Sep 06 08:31 4.8 72 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Shizunai, Japan Sep 06 08:31 4.8 65 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Sep 06 08:31 5.0 63 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hirara, Japan Sep 05 07:21 5.2 75 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southwestern Ryukyu Isl., Japan Sep 05 07:21 5.0 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southwestern Ryukyu Islands, Japan Sep 05 07:21 5.0 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Obihiro, Japan Sep 03 22:49 4.9 42 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Sep 03 22:49 4.9 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Sep 03 22:49 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hasaki, Japan Sep 03 10:11 4.8 23 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Sep 03 10:11 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Sep 03 10:11 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Honshu, Japan Sep 03 07:24 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Nikko, Japan Sep 03 07:24 5.2 15 MAP I Felt It
  • Nikko - Le temple a bougé !
  • GEOFON Eastern Honshu, Japan Sep 03 07:24 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Chichi-shima, Japan Sep 02 04:02 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Sep 02 04:02 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Bonin Islands, Japan Region Sep 02 04:02 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Aug 31 18:00 4.7 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Chichi-shima, Japan Aug 31 18:00 4.6 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 30 20:44 4.5 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 30 20:44 4.5 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Iwaki, Japan Aug 30 20:44 4.5 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 30 20:42 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 30 20:42 4.5 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Namie, Japan Aug 30 20:42 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Chichi-shima, Japan Aug 30 12:18 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Bonin Islands, Japan Region Aug 30 12:18 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Aug 30 12:18 4.8 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Izu Islands, Japan Region Aug 29 23:54 4.5 415 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Aug 29 23:54 4.6 430 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 29 23:53 4.8 432 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Aug 29 23:53 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kushiro, Japan Aug 29 23:33 4.6 66 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Aug 29 23:33 4.5 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Aug 29 23:33 4.6 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 29 13:33 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Iwaki, Japan Aug 29 07:35 4.9 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 29 07:35 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 29 07:35 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Volcano Islands, Japan Region Aug 29 06:14 4.6 141 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Volcano Islands, Japan Region Aug 29 06:14 4.6 105 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Shikoku, Japan Aug 28 19:14 5.8 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kumamoto - Réveil en fanfare cette nuit suite à tremblement de terre. L'impression d'être sur un bateau.
  • GEOFON Kyushu, Japan Aug 28 19:14 5.8 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Takanabe, Japan Aug 28 19:14 5.8 22 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Shizunai, Japan Aug 27 04:48 5.4 28 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Aug 27 04:48 5.4 30 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Aug 27 04:48 5.3 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Aug 26 16:29 4.7 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Ryukyu Islands, Japan Aug 26 16:29 4.7 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 26 02:22 4.9 104 MAP I Felt It
  • tokyo - petite secousse
  • EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 26 02:22 5.0 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 25 15:27 4.3 444 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Izu Islands, Japan Region Aug 25 15:27 4.4 440 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Aug 25 15:27 4.4 440 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nishinoomote, Japan Aug 25 07:31 4.7 105 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET


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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    Comments

    1. Cuaresan says:

      hey big earthquake – hokkaido too!

    2. Jurg says:

      I was in the hotel 9th floor was preparing to go to bed when i feeled it!is not my first one but unconfortable and scary!!

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