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 Kyushu, Japan May 24 00:09 4.5 161 MAP I Felt It
USGS Makurazaki, Japan May 24 00:09 4.5 161 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Naze, Japan May 22 13:28 5.2 35 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Ryukyu Islands, Japan May 22 13:28 5.0 33 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan May 22 13:28 5.0 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ofunato, Japan May 19 17:17 4.4 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 19 17:17 4.5 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region May 18 05:03 4.6 20 MAP I Felt It
USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan May 18 05:03 4.6 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan May 18 05:03 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region May 17 16:33 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan May 17 16:33 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan May 17 16:33 4.8 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan May 16 22:40 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region May 16 22:40 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Miyako, Japan May 16 21:41 4.3 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Eastern Honshu, Japan May 16 21:41 4.3 35 MAP I Felt It
USGS Izu Islands, Japan Region May 15 10:56 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Tokio - Deckenlampe schaukelte, leichtes schwanken im Hotelzimmer 11 Stock. Keine Schäden
  • EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region May 15 10:56 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 15 03:30 5.2 36 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 15 03:30 4.8 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Iwaki, Japan May 15 03:30 5.1 40 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Izu Islands, Japan Region May 14 08:38 4.8 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region May 14 08:38 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region May 14 01:51 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region May 14 00:33 4.2 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Makurazaki, Japan May 13 14:10 4.5 155 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kyushu, Japan May 13 14:10 4.5 154 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hitachi, Japan May 13 13:45 4.4 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 13 13:45 4.4 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Honshu, Japan May 12 21:13 6.8 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern Honshu, Japan May 12 21:13 6.8 53 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Toshima-ku, Tokyo - Got about a minute of warning when it hit off Miyagi before it started moving in Tokyo. Typical Miyagi/Sanriku-type shaking, slow side-to-side movement with a sudden but short thrust. Lasted about twenty seconds but no damage at all.
  • Tokyo - lying in my bed at the 4th floor.
  • WCATWC Near East Coast Of Honshu Japan May 12 21:13 6.8 48 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ofunato, Japan May 12 21:13 6.8 47 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ofunato, Japan May 12 21:12 6.8 38 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region May 12 16:32 3.9 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region May 12 02:31 4.6 70 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan May 11 00:03 5.0 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan May 11 00:03 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region May 11 00:03 5.0 15 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan May 10 21:57 4.4 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region May 10 21:57 4.4 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Izu Islands, Japan Region May 10 21:25 5.6 17 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan May 10 21:25 5.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region May 10 21:25 5.9 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan May 10 17:18 4.7 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region May 10 17:18 4.7 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan May 10 17:14 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region May 10 17:14 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan May 10 17:14 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Izu Islands, Japan Region May 10 17:08 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region May 10 17:08 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan May 10 17:08 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan May 10 16:54 5.3 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan May 10 16:54 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region May 10 16:54 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region May 09 21:06 3.9 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan May 08 12:11 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan May 08 12:11 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region May 08 12:11 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Volcano Islands, Japan Region May 07 22:48 4.8 80 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Volcano Islands, Japan Region May 07 22:48 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tobetsu, Japan May 07 20:29 4.0 178 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region May 07 20:29 4.0 179 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 04 17:04 4.1 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Miyako, Japan May 04 17:04 4.1 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Yonakuni, Japan May 04 01:16 4.5 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Saku, Japan May 03 14:30 4.9 146 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Honshu, Japan May 03 14:30 4.9 145 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Honshu, Japan May 03 14:30 4.9 144 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Yonakuni, Japan May 03 13:09 4.6 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Iwai, Japan May 03 06:54 4.6 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Honshu, Japan May 03 06:54 4.6 52 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern Honshu, Japan May 03 06:54 4.7 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Namie, Japan May 03 04:02 5.0 42 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 03 04:02 5.2 3 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 03 04:02 4.8 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan May 02 16:50 5.7 32 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region May 02 16:50 5.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region May 02 16:50 5.7 2 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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