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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 101 km southwest of Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan, on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 8:52 am (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 101 km southwest of Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan, on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 8:52 am (GMT +9) Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 101 km southwest of Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan, on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 8:52 am (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 20 km depth

19 May 00:02 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
19 May 00:06: Now using data updates from USGS
19 May 00:21: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 20.0 to 19.2 km (from 12.4 to 11.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.6 km (2.8 mi) towards W.
25 May 02:44: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 19.2 to 20.1 km (from 11.9 to 12.5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.1 km (1.9 mi) towards N.
Update Thu, 19 May 2022, 00:06
Moderate 4.8 quake hits near Ishigaki, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa, Japan
4.8 quake 19 May 8:52 am (GMT +9)
4.8 quake 19 May 8:52 am (GMT +9)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred only 13 minutes ago 105 km southwest of Ishigaki, Japan, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Ishigaki, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa, Japan, in the morning on Thursday, May 19th, 2022, at 8:52 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.9.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ishigaki (pop. 44,800) located 105 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 18, 2022 23:52:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, May 19, 2022 at 8:52 am (GMT +9)
Depth20.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude23.5209°N / 123.7404°E (Philippine Sea, Japan)
Antipode23.521°S / 56.26°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoIriomote-jima (118 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities101 km (63 mi) SSW of Ishigaki (pop: 44,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
213 km (133 mi) SW of Hirara (Miyakojima) (pop: 34,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
223 km (139 mi) ESE of Hualien City (Taiwan) (pop: 350,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
244 km (152 mi) ESE of Yilan (Taiwan) (pop: 94,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
270 km (168 mi) SE of Keelung (Taiwan) (pop: 397,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
281 km (175 mi) SE of Taipei (Taiwan) (pop: 7,871,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
491 km (305 mi) SW of Itoman (pop: 57,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
498 km (310 mi) SW of Naha (pop: 300,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
129 km (80 mi) SE of Kumi Island (pop: 1,680) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeModerate Rain 25.8°C (79 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from SSE
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
5.020 km100 Km SSW of Ishigaki, JapanUSGS
5.019 kmSouthwestern Ryukyu Islands, JapanRaspberryShake
4.910 km101 Km SSW of Ishigaki, JapanGFZ
5.110 kmJapan: Near TaipeiRENASS
5.028 kmSouthwestern Ryukyu Islands, JapanGeoAu

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.
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