Earthquakes list February 15, 2011

M 5.2      2011/02/15 19:01    Depth 13.0 km     OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
local time 04:01
This earthquake was followed by an aftershock measuring 5.1 at a depth of 54 km approx. 100 km out of the coast.
Safe distance from the shores (approx. 150 km)
154 km SE Kamaishi (pop 43,107)
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M 5.2      2011/02/15 14:12    Depth 10.0 km     RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
local time 23:12
UPDATE 18:54 UTC : EMSC testimony out of Urasoe, 87 km from the epicenter :
Earthquake lasted about 25 - 30 secs .... I was laying in my bed, next to both my daughter and wife who were both asleep.  My arm was touching the wall.  The bed seemed to shake abruptly, in which I thought my wife was moving on her side of the bed.  However, when I looked at her, she was not moving at all. At this point I noticed the light overhead swaying.  The strength would have been considered, minimal, and only noticeable to stationary people.  With my arm touching the wall, I did not feel the apartment moving (we are on the 3rd floor) and only the bed seemed to shake.
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Moderate earthquake approx. 60 km from Okinawa Island, Japan
77 km SE Haebaru (pop 34,239) and 85 km SE Okinawa (pop 125,483)
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M 6.1      2011/02/15 13:33     Depth 20.6 km     SULAWESI, INDONESIA
09:33:53 PM at epicenter
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M 5.5      2011/02/15 07:18:18       21.176       121.067     Depth 23.4 km      TAIWAN REGION
03:18:17 PM at epicenter
Strong shallow earthquake approx. 100 km from the southern tip of Taiwan and 100 km from the Island of Itbayat (Philippines). 51,000 people should feel this quake as a light shaking and 3,910,000 as a weak shaking. satellite map + I Did Feel It form
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M 5.0      2011/02/15 11:04     Depth 172.6 km      ALAMAGAN REG., NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
M 4.7      2011/02/15 18:13     Depth 293.0 km     MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA

Daily summary of moderate quakes mainly felt by local animals
M 4.7      2011/02/15 09:18     Depth 61.4 km      FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA

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  1. I had a very similar experience. I was laying in bed and thought my husband was kicking or moving in his sleep. Until I saw other things moving. It felt like someone was literally shaking my bed at the head board. I am on the 9th floor in Okinawa Japan. I also experienced the earthquake that happened in San Diego last Easter. It was different than this one because the ground rolled instead of moved back and forth. If it was only a 5.1 and it shook us that much, I can't imagine a stronger one.

    • Armand Vervaeck says:

      Amazing how many people felt this moderate earthquake at a relative big distance from Okinawa.
      What you have experienced is the reason that we at Earthquake-Report are never sure about the impact of a certain Magnitude.
      In some places a shock like today in Okinawa can make a lot of damage (ie China and Turkey), in other places like Chile people do not even react to it anymore.
      So, you are the proof that every earthquake can be totally different.
      Thanks for your remark and sharing your experience.