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
EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Jan 22 12:13 4.5 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Jan 22 12:13 4.6 65 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Jan 21 18:11 4.8 60 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Jan 21 18:11 5.0 58 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Mutsu, Japan Jan 21 18:11 4.8 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hachinohe, Japan Jan 21 11:54 4.8 39 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 21 11:54 5.2 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 21 11:54 4.8 48 MAP I Felt It
USGS Funaishikawa, Japan Jan 18 08:19 4.5 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 18 08:19 4.8 61 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ishige, Japan Jan 18 05:56 4.1 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Mutsu, Japan Jan 17 15:28 4.4 61 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Crescent City - 1-17-2017 The tsaunuami high waves at high tide gave wood to areas of concern, accros the roads to cow pasters on roads along fields. High ways and all along the crest. of 95531.
  • EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Jan 17 15:28 4.4 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Volcano Islands, Japan Region Jan 17 07:46 4.8 113 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 16 14:21 4.5 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Miyako, Japan Jan 16 14:21 4.5 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 16 14:21 4.6 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Rumoi, Japan Jan 15 12:13 4.3 235 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Jan 15 12:13 4.3 236 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Honshu, Japan Jan 15 04:36 4.4 172 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Noshiro, Japan Jan 15 04:36 4.4 173 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Jan 14 15:19 4.6 281 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 14 15:19 4.7 284 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Oyama, Japan Jan 14 15:19 4.5 281 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nago, Japan Jan 13 12:28 4.6 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Jan 13 12:28 4.6 53 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 13 03:25 5.0 51 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 13 03:25 5.0 63 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hasaki, Japan Jan 13 03:25 5.0 32 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Namie, Japan Jan 13 01:20 4.5 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 13 01:20 4.7 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 13 01:20 4.6 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Sea Of Japan Jan 12 17:04 4.9 476 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Sea Of Japan Jan 12 17:04 5.3 473 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tsukuba, Japan Jan 12 00:36 4.5 79 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 12 00:36 4.6 82 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 12 00:36 4.5 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near S. Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 11 08:38 4.3 359 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near S. Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 11 08:38 4.4 359 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Chichi-shima, Japan Jan 10 16:21 4.8 462 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Bonin Islands, Japan Region Jan 10 16:21 4.8 483 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Jan 10 16:21 4.9 478 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Yoichi, Japan Jan 07 09:35 4.4 212 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Jan 07 09:35 4.5 211 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Jan 07 09:35 4.5 211 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Jan 06 09:04 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Naze, Japan Jan 06 09:04 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 05 17:39 4.7 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ofunato, Japan Jan 05 17:39 4.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 05 17:39 4.8 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Jan 05 10:42 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Haebaru, Japan Jan 05 10:42 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Ryukyu Islands, Japan Jan 05 10:42 4.9 7 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Iwaki, Japan Jan 04 17:53 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 04 17:53 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 04 17:53 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Iwaki, Japan Jan 04 15:44 5.3 54 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 04 15:44 5.2 63 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 04 15:43 5.2 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Tokyo - Légère secousse de 1ou 2 secondes
  • Kawaguchi - légère secousse de quelques secondes.
  • Uruma - My bed which sits on the floor on the 2nd strory was shaking and the ceiling fan. The husband downstairs felt it siting in a computer chair.
  • Yomitan - Felt my bed move and heard the windows rattle for just a second
  • EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 03 12:13 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ofunato, Japan Jan 03 12:13 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Kyushu, Japan Jan 03 04:38 4.8 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kyushu, Japan Jan 03 04:38 4.8 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Jan 02 21:24 4.8 63 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Mutsu, Japan Jan 02 21:24 4.5 53 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Jan 02 21:24 4.8 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Western Honshu, Japan Jan 02 18:35 4.4 373 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kamaishi, Japan Jan 02 16:10 4.6 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 02 16:10 4.9 63 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 02 16:10 4.7 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Namie, Japan Dec 30 20:08 5.5 11 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 30 20:08 5.1 17 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 30 20:08 4.9 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Izu Islands, Japan Region Dec 30 01:53 4.6 391 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 30 01:53 5.0 408 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Dec 30 01:53 4.8 406 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Iwo Jima, Japan Dec 28 13:46 4.8 207 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Volcano Islands, Japan Region Dec 28 13:46 4.8 207 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Volcano Islands, Japan Region Dec 28 13:46 4.7 195 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kitaibaraki, Japan Dec 28 12:53 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Tokyo - Open cupboard doors were swinging lightly and we could feel the building swaying. We were on the 5th floor. But apparently it was a very light tremor as the other inhabitants were not alarmed enough to gather on the ground floor.

  • 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. hey big earthquake - hokkaido too!

    2. 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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