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 Funaishikawa, Japan Jul 27 14:47 5.4 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Tsukuba - I was sleeping and felt a prolonged rocking motion, 4th floor of hotel near train station.
  • Nikko - I was on my bed and it started shaking
  • Tokyo - Felt the floor and table move. Most seemed unaware though. One person with me felt it too
  • GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 27 14:47 5.4 65 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Yokohama - Yokohama Landmark Tower felt shaking back and forth.
  • Yokohama - no damage
  • EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 27 14:47 5.3 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan Jul 25 16:58 4.6 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Jul 25 16:58 4.6 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 25 16:58 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nago, Japan Jul 25 15:11 5.3 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Ryukyu Islands, Japan Jul 25 15:11 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Jul 25 15:11 5.4 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Obihiro, Japan Jul 24 02:51 5.3 93 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Jul 24 02:51 5.1 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Jul 24 02:51 4.9 95 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 24 00:51 4.4 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Togane, Japan Jul 24 00:51 4.5 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Izu Islands, Japan Region Jul 23 02:52 4.6 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Jul 23 02:52 4.7 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 23 02:52 4.8 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Chichi-shima, Japan Jul 21 14:17 4.7 58 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Jul 21 14:17 4.7 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan Jul 21 10:00 4.5 121 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 21 10:00 4.6 114 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Jul 21 10:00 4.6 116 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Izu Islands, Japan Region Jul 20 18:53 4.4 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Jul 20 18:53 4.4 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 20 07:17 4.6 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Tokyo - Aucun dommage mais le lit et les vitres ont tremblés
  • GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 20 07:17 4.4 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Jul 20 05:49 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Ryukyu Islands, Japan Jul 20 05:49 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Naze, Japan Jul 20 05:49 4.7 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Toride, Japan Jul 20 02:38 4.2 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Otsuchi, Japan Jul 19 23:50 4.9 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 19 23:50 4.9 58 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 19 23:50 5.0 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 19 22:25 5.0 66 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Honshu, Japan Jul 19 22:25 5.0 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Mitsukaido, Japan Jul 19 22:25 5.0 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 19 19:38 4.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ofunato, Japan Jul 19 19:38 4.6 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 19 19:38 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Mitsukaido, Japan Jul 19 14:55 4.2 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 19 14:55 4.2 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Jul 19 04:11 4.9 69 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Jul 19 04:11 5.0 63 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Mobara, Japan Jul 19 03:57 4.8 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 19 03:57 5.0 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 19 03:57 5.0 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Rishiri Town, Japan Jul 18 16:18 4.0 251 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Jul 18 16:18 4.0 252 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Iwaki, Japan Jul 17 15:29 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 17 15:28 4.4 0 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 17 15:08 4.6 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Iwaki, Japan Jul 17 15:08 4.5 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 17 15:08 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Naze, Japan Jul 17 12:28 4.5 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Jul 17 12:28 4.5 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Toba, Japan Jul 17 09:43 4.7 341 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near S. Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 17 09:43 4.5 337 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near S. Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 17 09:43 4.7 338 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Mitsukaido, Japan Jul 17 04:24 5.0 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 17 04:24 4.8 65 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Atsugi Base - Furniture and items in home were swaying and bouncing, but no damage. Some others may have had small damages
  • Chiba - I was laying on the bed and the bed began to sway and the ground shook a little. I moved to the doorway and after about 15 seconds the shaking ceased and I returned to the bed.
  • Tokyo - About 1pm
  • Tokyo - Pas de dégâts
  • EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 17 04:24 5.0 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 16 17:40 4.5 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kamaishi, Japan Jul 16 17:40 4.5 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kazuno, Japan Jul 16 13:12 4.8 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Honshu, Japan Jul 16 13:12 4.9 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Honshu, Japan Jul 16 13:12 4.8 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Jul 14 09:29 4.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Ryukyu Islands, Japan Jul 14 09:29 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan Jul 14 02:22 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Jul 14 02:22 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan Jul 14 02:17 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan Jul 14 02:17 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Jul 14 02:17 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Jul 14 02:07 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan Jul 14 02:07 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Jul 14 02:05 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan Jul 14 02:05 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan Jul 13 02:54 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Jul 12 18:53 4.5 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Iwanai, Japan Jul 12 18:53 4.5 17 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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