Japan earthquake list

Last update: April 26, 2012 at 3:16 pm by By

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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
EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Apr 20 22:01 4.3 195 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan Apr 20 22:01 4.3 198 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Yonakuni, Japan Apr 20 12:00 6.1 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Yonakuni, Japan Apr 20 11:45 6.0 29 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Ryukyu Islands, Japan Apr 19 22:33 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Apr 19 22:33 4.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Naze, Japan Apr 19 22:33 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Volcano Islands, Japan Region Apr 19 21:01 4.5 125 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Makubetsu, Japan Apr 19 14:08 4.0 308 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Apr 19 14:08 4.0 309 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Izu Islands, Japan Region Apr 19 12:06 5.3 20 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Apr 19 12:06 5.3 2 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 19 12:06 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Mikuni, Japan Apr 18 23:14 4.2 347 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Sea Of Japan Apr 18 23:14 4.5 345 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Sea Of Japan Apr 18 23:14 4.2 346 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southeast Of Shikoku, Japan Apr 18 09:34 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Takanabe, Japan Apr 18 09:34 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Apr 17 01:51 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Ryukyu Islands, Japan Apr 17 01:51 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Itoman, Japan Apr 17 01:51 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Apr 17 01:51 5.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Izu Islands, Japan Region Apr 16 20:36 4.6 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Apr 16 20:36 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 16 20:36 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 16 07:38 4.6 50 MAP I Felt It
USGS Takahagi, Japan Apr 16 07:38 4.5 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 15 20:16 4.5 53 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ishinomaki, Japan Apr 15 20:16 4.5 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Yamada, Japan Apr 15 19:55 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 15 19:55 5.0 2 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 15 19:55 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 13 18:51 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Miyako, Japan Apr 13 18:51 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 13 18:51 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Iwaki, Japan Apr 13 16:56 4.3 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 13 16:56 4.3 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Apr 13 14:37 4.7 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Izu Islands, Japan Region Apr 13 14:37 4.7 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 13 14:37 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 13 08:23 4.6 70 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Namie, Japan Apr 12 19:25 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 12 19:25 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 12 19:25 5.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southwestern Ryukyu Isl., Japan Apr 12 18:54 4.3 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hirara, Japan Apr 12 18:54 4.3 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Annaka, Japan Apr 12 06:25 4.6 147 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Eastern Honshu, Japan Apr 12 06:25 4.7 147 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Eastern Honshu, Japan Apr 12 06:25 4.6 144 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 12 04:33 4.6 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ishinomaki, Japan Apr 12 04:33 4.5 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 12 04:33 4.7 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Itoman, Japan Apr 12 02:49 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Apr 12 02:49 4.8 2 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Apr 11 07:45 4.6 44 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Apr 11 07:45 4.6 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hachinohe, Japan Apr 11 07:45 4.6 39 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Volcano Islands, Japan Region Apr 08 18:04 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Volcano Islands, Japan Region Apr 08 18:04 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Iwo Jima, Japan Apr 08 18:04 5.0 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Shikoku, Japan Apr 07 23:51 4.3 54 MAP I Felt It
USGS Ozu, Japan Apr 07 23:51 4.3 53 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Volcano Islands, Japan Region Apr 07 21:44 4.5 109 MAP I Felt It
USGS Iwo Jima, Japan Apr 07 21:44 4.5 109 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Yonakuni, Japan Apr 06 11:37 4.8 83 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Apr 06 04:58 4.6 60 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Apr 06 04:58 4.7 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Nemuro, Japan Apr 06 04:58 4.5 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Yonakuni, Japan Apr 05 04:37 4.2 105 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ofunato, Japan Apr 02 19:04 4.5 63 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 02 19:04 4.7 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 02 19:04 4.6 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Miyako, Japan Apr 01 18:44 4.4 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 01 18:44 4.4 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Apr 01 16:52 4.2 144 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Shiraoi, Japan Apr 01 16:52 4.2 144 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Nago, Japan Mar 30 20:07 4.2 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Mar 30 20:07 4.2 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kagoshima-shi, Japan Mar 29 03:23 4.7 143 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Kyushu, Japan Mar 29 03:23 4.7 144 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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