Japan earthquake list

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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 Omachi, Japan Nov 23 03:46 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Eastern Honshu, Japan Nov 23 03:46 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Omachi, Japan Nov 22 13:08 6.2 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Eastern Honshu, Japan Nov 22 13:08 6.2 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Tokyo - Shaking. 8th floor. 50 seconds
  • Osaka - Movement on hotel 12th floor – no damage
  • Tokyo - No damage
  • Tokyo - Weak shaking for about 30 seconds.
  • Tokyo - 12floor of a hotel, felt the building sway although there was no wind
  • Tokyo - Woke us up.
  • Tokyo - 1st floor, concrete apartment. Very light shaking that lasted a few seconds. Cat was not spooked.
  • Gakuen-nishimachi - Keinerlei Schäden in meiner Wohnung, leichte Schwingungen, aber alle Gegenstände blieben in den Regalen stehen
  • Tokyo - Hotel 8er Stock. Gebäude hat geschaukelt. Vorgang hat gewackelt
  • Toyokawa - Um tremor fraco com movimentos laterais
  • Tokyo - 3rd floor. Weak shaking
  • Tokyo - 9th floor, bed shook enough to wake up. 30 or so seconds
  • Hodogaya - No damage, But bit moderate shaking and aftershock around 30 second
  • Nagoya (city) - Around 22:15 JST (local time). Experienced minor building movement for approximately 5 seconds. Third floor of a 4 story concrete apartment structure. (Perceptible earthquakes are unusual in our immediate area.)
  • Tokio - Gebäude hat geschwankt
  • Tokio - Hotel 34.Stock, Gebäude merklich bewegt und die Wände haben geknarrzt
  • Chikuma - No damage caused in building or surrounding area from what I know. Noticeable moderate shaking of light fittings, tatami walls and our room on the second story of the wooden ryokan we are in. First after shock felt strongly and two subsequent aftershocks felt although considerably less.
  • Itoigawa - Extremely wobbly to walk, many items swinging, but nothing fell.
  • EMSC Eastern Honshu, Japan Nov 22 13:08 6.2 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tanabe, Japan Nov 22 04:44 4.1 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Izu Islands, Japan Region Nov 21 04:57 4.2 425 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Nov 21 04:57 4.2 425 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Nov 20 01:51 5.5 40 MAP I Felt It
  • tokyo - pukul 11:00, di Hotel TOKYU STAY
  • Narita - No damage. We felt it for several seconds. Then it got really light for several seconds then stopped.
  • USGS Namie, Japan Nov 20 01:51 5.4 35 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Nov 20 01:51 5.5 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nishinoomote, Japan Nov 19 14:34 5.1 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kyushu, Japan Nov 19 14:34 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Kyushu, Japan Nov 19 14:34 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kitaibaraki, Japan Nov 18 21:15 4.4 108 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Nov 18 21:15 4.4 110 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kyushu, Japan Nov 18 15:20 5.0 20 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Nishinoomote, Japan Nov 18 15:20 5.0 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Kyushu, Japan Nov 18 15:20 5.0 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Yonakuni, Japan Nov 18 14:06 4.8 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southwestern Ryukyu Isl., Japan Nov 18 14:06 4.8 56 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southwestern Ryukyu Islands, Japan Nov 18 14:06 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southwestern Ryukyu Isl., Japan Nov 18 13:57 4.5 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Yonakuni, Japan Nov 18 13:57 4.5 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hokkaido, Japan Region Nov 17 20:53 4.7 27 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Nov 17 20:53 4.8 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Nov 17 20:53 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Nov 17 18:27 4.0 170 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kushiro, Japan Nov 15 17:40 4.3 137 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Nov 15 17:40 4.3 138 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Nov 15 00:56 4.6 60 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ishinomaki, Japan Nov 15 00:56 4.6 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Nov 12 11:04 5.1 67 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan Nov 12 11:04 5.1 67 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan Nov 12 11:04 5.1 65 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Honshu, Japan Nov 12 00:53 4.8 70 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Honshu, Japan Nov 12 00:53 4.8 73 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Naka, Japan Nov 12 00:53 4.9 70 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Iwanai, Japan Nov 11 23:23 4.6 236 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern Sea Of Japan Nov 11 23:23 4.7 239 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Sea Of Japan Nov 11 23:23 4.8 237 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Chichi-shima, Japan Nov 09 11:55 4.1 406 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Nov 09 11:55 4.2 400 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ishinomaki, Japan Nov 07 23:54 5.3 33 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Nov 07 23:54 5.0 33 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Nov 07 23:54 5.0 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nemuro, Japan Nov 05 14:01 4.8 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Nov 05 14:01 4.9 30 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Nov 05 14:01 5.0 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Volcano Islands, Japan Region Nov 04 17:27 4.9 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Iwo Jima, Japan Nov 04 17:27 4.9 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Katsuura, Japan Nov 03 13:34 4.6 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Nov 03 13:33 4.6 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Nov 03 02:28 4.8 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tomakomai, Japan Nov 03 02:28 4.7 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Nov 03 02:28 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Miyako, Japan Nov 03 00:10 4.9 27 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Nov 03 00:10 5.0 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Nov 03 00:10 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Chichi-shima, Japan Nov 02 05:13 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Nov 02 05:13 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Chichi-shima, Japan Nov 02 05:05 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Nov 02 05:05 4.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kunisaki-shi, Japan Nov 01 10:36 4.5 76 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kyushu, Japan Nov 01 10:36 4.5 77 MAP I Felt It
  • Oita - Felt the ground shaking, and realized that some clothing that I hang in my house were moving. It was a slight one and only lasted for 3-5 seconds. Luckily it was a short and small one. However, it felt a bit scary for me since it was my first earthquake experience.
  • Chitose - No damage
  • USGS Shizunai, Japan Nov 01 07:47 4.7 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Nov 01 07:47 4.7 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Nov 01 05:44 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Nov 01 05:44 4.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Katsuura, Japan Nov 01 05:44 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Miyako, Japan Oct 31 06:33 5.0 48 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Oct 31 06:33 5.0 49 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Oct 31 06:33 4.9 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Chichi-shima, Japan Oct 28 22:50 4.6 471 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Oct 28 22:50 4.7 474 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Bonin Islands, Japan Region Oct 28 22:50 4.8 482 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near S. Coast Of Honshu, Japan Oct 27 06:36 4.8 72 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Oct 27 06:36 4.8 73 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ryugasaki, Japan Oct 27 06:36 4.7 68 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hachinohe, Japan Oct 27 04:33 4.6 88 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Tokyo - On the 8th floor we felt it. It seemed to last about 40 seconds but it wasn't scary at all.
  • tokyo - io l'ho sentito di pomeriggio verso le 16 a tokyo

  • 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.
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    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
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    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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