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 Naze, Japan Aug 23 22:02 4.8 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Aug 23 22:02 4.8 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Naze, Japan Aug 23 22:00 4.5 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Aug 23 22:00 4.5 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Yonakuni, Japan Aug 22 23:26 4.7 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Izu Islands, Japan Region Aug 22 09:33 5.6 404 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 22 09:33 5.5 411 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Aug 22 09:33 5.5 411 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 22 06:11 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ishinomaki, Japan Aug 22 06:11 5.3 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 22 06:11 5.0 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 21 23:13 5.2 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Miyako, Japan Aug 21 23:13 5.1 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 21 23:13 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 21 12:49 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hachinohe, Japan Aug 21 12:49 5.1 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 21 12:49 5.1 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Chichi-shima, Japan Aug 21 12:46 5.0 63 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Aug 21 12:46 5.1 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Bonin Islands, Japan Region Aug 21 12:46 5.1 84 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 20 16:28 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 20 16:28 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Miyako, Japan Aug 20 16:28 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 20 16:10 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Miyako, Japan Aug 20 16:10 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 20 16:10 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Miyako, Japan Aug 20 15:58 6.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 20 15:58 6.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 20 15:58 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Bonin Islands, Japan Region Aug 20 11:46 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Miyako, Japan Aug 20 09:01 6.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 20 09:01 6.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 20 09:01 5.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 20 05:52 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Yamada, Japan Aug 20 05:52 4.6 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Miyako, Japan Aug 20 05:14 5.3 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 20 05:14 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 20 05:14 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kitaibaraki, Japan Aug 19 12:07 5.3 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 19 12:07 5.3 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 19 12:07 5.4 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Namie, Japan Aug 17 02:56 4.4 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 17 02:56 4.7 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 17 02:56 4.5 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kitaibaraki, Japan Aug 16 20:01 4.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 16 20:01 4.4 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hirara, Japan Aug 16 19:22 4.8 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southwestern Ryukyu Islands, Japan Aug 16 19:22 4.7 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southwestern Ryukyu Isl., Japan Aug 16 19:22 4.8 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 16 15:24 4.4 86 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hachinohe, Japan Aug 16 15:24 4.4 79 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 16 15:24 4.4 90 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Yuzawa, Japan Aug 15 21:12 4.3 140 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Eastern Honshu, Japan Aug 15 21:12 4.3 136 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Eastern Honshu, Japan Aug 15 21:12 4.4 143 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Aug 15 15:28 4.7 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Aug 15 15:28 4.6 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 15 07:04 5.4 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Namie, Japan Aug 15 07:04 5.3 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 15 07:04 5.4 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Kyushu, Japan Aug 15 04:36 4.8 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kunisaki-shi, Japan Aug 15 04:36 4.9 73 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Kyushu, Japan Aug 15 04:36 4.7 78 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 14 18:49 4.7 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Namie, Japan Aug 14 18:49 4.7 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 14 18:49 4.7 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan Aug 13 21:49 4.5 333 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Aug 13 21:49 4.5 331 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 13 21:49 4.3 333 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 13 20:15 5.0 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Tateyama, Japan Aug 13 20:15 5.1 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 13 20:15 5.0 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Chichi-shima, Japan Aug 12 19:39 4.2 433 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Aug 12 19:39 4.2 442 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Chichi-shima, Japan Aug 12 04:27 4.5 484 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Aug 12 04:27 4.6 491 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Bonin Islands, Japan Region Aug 12 04:27 4.8 486 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Aug 10 18:44 4.5 121 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Volcano Islands, Japan Region Aug 10 09:04 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Iwo Jima, Japan Aug 10 09:04 4.8 10 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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