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 Near S. Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 28 08:05 4.3 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ito, Japan Jul 28 08:05 4.5 20 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near S. Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 28 08:05 4.7 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 27 18:09 4.7 72 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 27 18:09 4.8 65 MAP I Felt It
USGS Naruto, Japan Jul 27 18:09 4.6 65 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Eastern Honshu, Japan Jul 27 09:24 4.5 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Miyako, Japan Jul 27 09:24 4.5 55 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 27 09:24 4.6 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Miyako, Japan Jul 27 03:41 4.2 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 27 03:40 4.3 51 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Ryukyu Islands, Japan Jul 26 21:56 4.5 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Itoman, Japan Jul 26 21:55 4.4 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Jul 26 21:55 4.5 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 26 20:38 4.8 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 26 20:38 4.8 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Off The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 26 20:38 4.6 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Naze, Japan Jul 26 14:12 4.8 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Jul 26 14:12 4.7 53 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Ryukyu Islands, Japan Jul 26 14:12 4.7 47 MAP I Felt It
USGS Chichi-shima, Japan Jul 25 17:05 5.0 34 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Bonin Islands, Japan Region Jul 25 17:05 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Jul 25 17:05 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Mutsu, Japan Jul 25 04:18 5.1 69 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Jul 25 04:18 5.1 72 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Jul 25 04:18 4.9 65 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kushiro, Japan Jul 24 16:51 4.4 53 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Jul 24 16:51 4.6 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Jul 24 16:51 4.5 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Shikoku, Japan Jul 20 13:30 4.6 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Muroto, Japan Jul 20 13:30 4.6 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hitachi, Japan Jul 20 01:25 4.6 53 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 20 01:25 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 20 01:25 4.7 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Omitama-Shi - weak shaking for couple seconds.
  • Narita - Was sleeping andwoke up shaking in my bed
  • EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Jul 19 06:22 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 19 06:22 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Honshu, Japan Jul 19 01:42 4.6 73 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 19 01:42 4.7 68 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ami, Japan Jul 19 01:42 4.7 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Jul 18 11:41 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Jul 18 11:41 4.7 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kushiro, Japan Jul 18 11:41 4.5 44 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 18 04:56 4.6 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Miyako, Japan Jul 18 04:56 4.6 27 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 18 04:56 4.7 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 18 04:38 4.9 21 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 18 04:38 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Namie, Japan Jul 18 04:38 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kamaishi, Japan Jul 18 01:22 4.3 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Bonin Islands, Japan Region Jul 15 15:23 4.6 20 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Jul 15 15:23 4.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Chichi-shima, Japan Jul 15 15:23 5.0 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Jul 15 03:20 4.5 381 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 13 13:26 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Namie, Japan Jul 13 13:26 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 13 13:26 4.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 12 09:30 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 12 09:30 4.6 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 12 07:59 4.7 63 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 12 07:59 4.6 52 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ishinomaki, Japan Jul 12 07:59 4.4 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 11 22:45 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 11 22:45 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 11 19:59 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 11 19:59 4.8 22 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Namie, Japan Jul 11 19:59 4.6 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    PTWC Off The East Coast Of Honshu Japan Jul 11 19:30 6.8 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Tokyo - Woke me up, building shaking lightly.
  • Tokyo - Hotel swaying (Shangri La Hotel) on 35th floor
  • Narita - Eravamo in hotel e ci siamo svegliati, non sbrano esserci danni.
  • Fujisawa - There was a slight swaying for more than 10 seconds. I live on 8th floor of a hotel and was awake beforehand.
  • Tomisato, Narita - In the Radison Hotel Narita. We were woken up by the iPhone 'Emergency Warning' alert. The shaking was noticeable for 15-20 seconds, minor building shaking.
  • Narita Tokyo - A lot of us got up at ANA Crowne Plaza Narita
  • Kuki, Saitama - Moderate, but with sideway shaking for a particular long period.
  • USGS Namie, Japan Jul 11 19:22 6.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Namie, Japan Jul 11 19:22 6.5 11 MAP I Felt It
    WCATWC Off East Coast Of Honshu Japan Jul 11 19:22 6.8 9 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 11 19:22 6.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 11 19:21 6.5 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hirara, Japan Jul 11 13:11 5.3 117 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Daigo, Japan Jul 10 08:58 4.7 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 10 08:58 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 10 08:58 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Shiraoi, Japan Jul 08 09:05 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Hakodate - No damage
  • Tomakomai - really scary... strong shaking.
  • GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Jul 08 09:05 5.4 12 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Jul 08 09:05 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Sapporo - No damage
  • Sapporo - I was standing and shook a little bit...but I didn't lose my balance or anything. And it ended quickly.
  • Sapporo - On 7th floor of apartment building, about 30 km from epicentre at Mt Tarumae. Building shook for about 10-15 seconds, movement felt like about 5 cm amplitude. Doors and windows rattled, no damage. My building is surrounded by scaffolding, which was visibly shaking out of phase with the building.
  • Niseko Hirafu - Sitting in flat on 4 floor of 6 floor building. Noticeable movement setting lampshade swinging. No damage.
  • USGS Chichi-shima, Japan Jul 08 04:33 4.8 29 MAP I Felt It

    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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