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
USGS Hirara, Japan Mar 05 23:59 4.7 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southwestern Ryukyu Islands, Japan Mar 05 23:59 4.7 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Shizunai, Japan Mar 05 23:06 4.8 59 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Mar 05 23:06 4.9 59 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Mar 05 23:06 4.9 65 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Mar 05 21:02 4.5 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan Mar 05 21:02 4.5 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan Mar 05 17:55 4.6 217 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Mar 05 17:55 4.6 216 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 05 17:55 4.8 214 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Western Honshu, Japan Mar 05 11:20 4.3 333 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Toyohama, Japan Mar 05 11:20 4.3 335 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near S. Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 05 11:20 4.3 332 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 05 07:30 4.7 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Miyako, Japan Mar 05 07:30 4.5 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 05 07:30 4.6 30 MAP I Felt It
USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan Mar 05 02:45 4.7 162 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 05 02:45 4.7 158 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Mar 05 02:45 4.7 162 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Honshu, Japan Mar 03 15:04 4.6 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kasamatsucho, Japan Mar 03 15:04 4.6 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kuwana Mie - My house felt a strong shake. Jolted violently.
  • Nagoya - I am in a hotel room, everything shaked but no damages I guess
  • Nagoya - Light but very clearly sensible shakes
  • Kasugai - There were some initial weak vibrations, followed by a much stronger jolt. My dishes and windows rattled quite noisily, but nothing broke or was disrupted. Shaking lasted about 10 seconds or so.
  • Osaka - rocking in my chair and curtains moving....
  • ER Honshu, Japan Mar 03 15:04 4.9 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan Mar 02 08:39 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Mar 02 08:38 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan Mar 02 08:37 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Mar 02 08:37 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kamiichi, Japan Mar 01 19:21 4.6 239 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Honshu, Japan Mar 01 19:21 4.8 242 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern Honshu, Japan Mar 01 19:21 4.8 244 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Mar 01 15:46 4.5 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan Mar 01 15:46 4.5 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near S. Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 01 07:16 4.1 323 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tahara, Japan Mar 01 07:16 4.1 322 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near S. Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 01 02:23 4.3 344 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 28 08:40 4.7 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 28 08:40 4.6 52 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Asahi, Japan Feb 28 08:40 4.7 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Narita - Definitely felt it at the airport, but the staff seemed very non-chalant, business as usual.
  • USGS Kushiro, Japan Feb 28 00:40 4.6 91 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Feb 28 00:40 4.6 95 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Feb 28 00:40 4.6 92 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Ryukyu Islands, Japan Feb 27 07:58 5.0 133 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Feb 27 07:58 5.0 133 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Naze, Japan Feb 27 07:58 4.9 134 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Southeast Of The Ryukyu Islands, Japan Feb 26 22:32 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hasaki, Japan Feb 26 19:15 4.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 26 19:15 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 26 19:15 4.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ishinomaki, Japan Feb 26 01:11 5.0 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 26 01:11 5.0 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 26 01:11 5.0 58 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Yamada, Japan Feb 25 10:32 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 25 10:32 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 25 10:32 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan Feb 25 07:01 5.9 9 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 25 07:01 5.9 17 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Feb 25 07:00 5.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Feb 25 03:42 4.5 67 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan Feb 25 03:42 4.4 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 25 03:42 4.7 66 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 24 02:28 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 24 02:28 5.7 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Miyako, Japan Feb 24 02:28 5.8 20 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Feb 23 19:05 4.2 520 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Chichi-shima, Japan Feb 23 19:05 4.2 510 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 23 08:00 4.6 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 23 08:00 4.8 58 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Oami, Japan Feb 23 08:00 4.6 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 23 01:43 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Iwaki, Japan Feb 23 01:43 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Miyako, Japan Feb 23 01:37 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 23 01:37 4.6 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sea Of Japan Feb 22 23:09 4.0 370 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Mikuni, Japan Feb 22 23:09 4.0 370 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 22 19:43 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Miyako, Japan Feb 22 19:43 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 22 19:43 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Miyako, Japan Feb 22 02:53 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 22 02:53 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 22 02:53 5.2 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Feb 22 01:19 4.0 70 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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