Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Kyoto, 18 km southeast of Ōtsu, Shiga, Japan, on Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 at 11:52 pm (GMT +9) -

Updated: Tue, Aug 9, 2022 00:52 GMT -
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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Kyoto, 18 km southeast of Ōtsu, Shiga, Japan, on Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 at 11:52 pm (GMT +9) Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Kyoto, 18 km southeast of Ōtsu, Shiga, Japan, on Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 at 11:52 pm (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 362 km depth

6 Aug 14:59 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
6 Aug 15:11: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Sat, 6 Aug 2022, 15:03
Moderate yet deep earthquake of magnitude 5.0 just reported 17 km northeast of Nara, Japan
5.0 quake 17 km east of Nara, Japan, Aug 6, 2022 11:52 pm (GMT +9)
5.0 quake 17 km east of Nara, Japan, Aug 6, 2022 11:52 pm (GMT +9)
Just 10 minutes ago, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Nara, Nara-shi, Japan. The tremor was recorded late at night on Saturday, August 6th, 2022, at 11:52 pm local time, at a great depth of 368 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.3. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 5.0, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.0.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Ueno-ebisumachi (pop. 61,600, 14 km away), Nabari (pop. 88,100, 17 km away), Nara (pop. 367,400, 17 km away), Tenri (pop. 71,100, 22 km away), Uji (pop. 192,900, 23 km away), Ikoma (pop. 117,600, 26 km away), Sakurai (pop. 63,000, 29 km away), Kashihara-shi (pop. 124,500, 31 km away), and Osaka (pop. 2,592,400, 44 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 6, 2022 14:52:34 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Aug 6, 2022 at 11:52 pm (GMT +9)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.6
Depth361.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude34.8488°N / 135.9503°E (Sōraku, Kyoto, Japan)
Antipode34.849°S / 44.05°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoHaku-san (163 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities14 km (9 mi) ESE of Uji (pop: 192,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (11 mi) E of Tanabe (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) SSE of Ōtsu (Shiga) (pop: 298,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) NE of Nara (pop: 367,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) E of Yawata (pop: 71,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) SE of Kyoto (pop: 1,459,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (28 mi) ENE of Osaka (Ōsaka) (pop: 2,592,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
352 km (219 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 24.8°C (77 F), humidity: 97%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.6362 kmJapan: Near South Coast of Western HonshuUSGS
4.6361 kmWESTERN HONSHU, JAPANEMSC
4.6362 kmJapan: Near S. Coast of Western HonshuRaspberryShake
5.3340 kmJapan: Near ŌsakaRENASS
5.5370 kmJapan: SE SHIGA PREFNIED
5.0368 km14 Km ESE of Uji, JapanGFZ
5.2360 kmJapan: Near S. Coast of Western HonshuGeoAu

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5.3

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5.3

33 km
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Mar 15, 1983 17:27
39 years ago
5.3

43 km
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Oct 8, 1978 19:09
44 years ago
5.3

250 km
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Jan 11, 1966 14:06
57 years ago
5.3

15 km
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5.2

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5.2

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16 years ago
5.2

338 km
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17 years ago
5.2

296 km
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24 years ago
5.2

33 km
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27 years ago
5.2

361 km
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36 years ago
5.2

272 km
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Oct 6, 1978 20:44
44 years ago
5.2

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2 years ago
5.1

380 km
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7 years ago
5.1

110 km
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Dec 14, 2011 04:01
11 years ago
5.1

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5.1

3.4 km
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12 years ago
5.1

356 km
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13 years ago
5.1

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Jul 28, 2007 08:55
15 years ago
5.1

324 km
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Apr 15, 2007 03:19
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5.1

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22 years ago
5.1

35 km
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Mar 16, 1999 07:43
23 years ago
5.1

33 km
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27 years ago
5.1

42 km
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