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 Hirara, Japan May 30 09:47 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan May 30 09:47 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Ryukyu Islands, Japan May 30 09:47 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hirara, Japan May 29 15:31 4.6 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southwestern Ryukyu Isl., Japan May 29 15:31 4.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 29 05:22 4.5 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hasaki, Japan May 29 05:22 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region May 29 00:24 4.7 160 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region May 29 00:24 4.4 159 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kizukuri, Japan May 29 00:24 4.3 158 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan May 28 09:01 4.6 150 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region May 28 09:01 4.6 147 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan May 28 09:01 4.6 139 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Naze, Japan May 27 03:58 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Naze, Japan May 27 03:44 5.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Shizunai, Japan May 26 20:07 4.5 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region May 26 20:07 4.5 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region May 26 20:07 4.5 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Chichi-shima, Japan May 25 23:01 4.9 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan May 25 23:01 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region May 25 23:01 4.9 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 25 20:30 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Misawa, Japan May 25 05:22 4.9 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region May 25 05:22 4.9 62 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region May 25 05:22 5.0 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 24 09:48 4.6 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 24 09:48 4.7 58 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Miyako, Japan May 24 09:48 4.6 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 23 16:42 4.5 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Yachimata, Japan May 23 16:42 4.5 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Kyushu, Japan May 23 15:17 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Kyushu, Japan May 23 15:17 4.8 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Makurazaki, Japan May 23 15:17 4.8 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 23 14:17 4.5 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 23 14:17 4.7 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Oarai, Japan May 23 14:17 4.5 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan May 21 06:06 5.5 130 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan May 21 06:06 5.4 138 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region May 21 06:06 5.5 137 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Bonin Islands, Japan Region May 20 04:28 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ishikawa, Japan May 19 11:50 4.8 110 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Ryukyu Islands, Japan May 19 11:49 4.8 119 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan May 19 11:49 4.8 119 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Namie, Japan May 18 13:33 4.5 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 18 13:33 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Izu Islands, Japan Region May 17 11:36 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region May 17 11:36 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Iwo Jima, Japan May 17 01:47 5.2 92 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Volcano Islands, Japan Region May 17 01:47 5.2 87 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Volcano Islands, Japan Region May 17 01:47 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 16 21:57 4.6 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Mitsukaido, Japan May 16 21:57 4.6 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Mitsukaido, Japan May 16 21:55 4.5 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 16 21:55 4.5 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Eastern Honshu, Japan May 16 12:23 5.3 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near S. Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 16 12:23 5.4 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Iwai, Japan May 16 12:23 5.4 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Kyushu, Japan May 16 08:50 4.9 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Kyushu, Japan May 16 08:50 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Miyazaki-shi, Japan May 16 08:50 4.8 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 16 01:22 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 16 01:22 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Makurazaki, Japan May 15 03:56 4.5 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near West Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 15 02:23 4.2 204 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Eastern Honshu, Japan May 15 02:23 4.4 205 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Otsuchi, Japan May 15 01:10 4.7 53 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 15 01:10 4.7 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 15 01:10 4.6 58 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Chichi-shima, Japan May 14 23:37 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Bonin Islands, Japan Region May 14 23:37 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region May 14 23:37 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Kyushu, Japan May 13 19:05 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Kyushu, Japan May 13 19:05 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Makurazaki, Japan May 13 19:05 4.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Nanao, Japan May 13 04:40 4.1 366 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Sea Of Japan May 13 04:40 4.2 367 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Kyushu, Japan May 12 22:28 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Makurazaki, Japan May 12 22:28 4.5 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hirara, Japan May 12 19:04 4.5 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southwestern Ryukyu Isl., Japan May 12 19:04 4.5 5 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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