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Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - East China Sea, 146 km west of Naha, Okinawa, Japan, on Friday, Sep 23, 2022 at 7:19 am (GMT +9) -

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Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - East China Sea, 146 km west of Naha, Okinawa, Japan, on Friday, Sep 23, 2022 at 7:19 am (GMT +9) Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - East China Sea, 146 km west of Naha, Okinawa, Japan, on Friday, Sep 23, 2022 at 7:19 am (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

22 Sep 22:31 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 12 minutes.
22 Sep 22:49: Now using data updates from USGS
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Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 22, 2022 22:19:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Sep 23, 2022 at 7:19 am (GMT +9)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.6
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude26.1374°N / 126.2206°E (East China Sea, Japan)
Antipode26.137°S / 53.779°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities145 km (90 mi) W of Itoman (pop: 57,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
146 km (91 mi) W of Tomigusuku (pop: 55,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
146 km (91 mi) W of Naha (pop: 300,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
154 km (96 mi) W of Chinon (pop: 91,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
159 km (99 mi) W of Okinawa (pop: 125,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
166 km (103 mi) W of Gushikawa (pop: 65,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
166 km (103 mi) W of Katsuren-haebaru (Uruma) (pop: 34,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
184 km (114 mi) WSW of Naga (pop: 59,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
169 km (105 mi) WSW of Iejima Island (pop: 4,610) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
180 km (112 mi) WSW of Okinawa Island (pop: 1,301,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 27.7°C (82 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from NNW
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

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.610 kmJapan: NORTHEAST OF TAIWANUSGS
4.610 kmRyukyu Islands, JapanRaspberryShake
4.640 kmRYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPANEMSC
4.610 kmRyukyu Islands, JapanIRIS
4.810 kmRyukyu Islands, JapanGFZ

Seismograms

Seismic station: Taipei, Taiwan (TATO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 491 km / 305 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Taipei, Taiwan: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Date and time GMTMag
Depth
DistanceLocationDetails
Apr 12, 1910 00:22
113 years ago
8.1

235 km
226km / 140mi175 km N of Ishigaki, Okinawa, JapanMore
Jun 10, 1938 09:53
84 years ago
7.7

20 km
146km / 91mi38 km N of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Mar 11, 1958 00:26
65 years ago
7.2

35 km
232km / 144mi36 km N of Ōsebanare-jima Island, JapanMore
Feb 26, 2010 20:31
13 years ago
7.0

25 km
222km / 138mi77 km SE of Okinawa, JapanMore
Nov 8, 2011 02:59
11 years ago
6.9

225 km
145km / 90mi239 km NW of Naha, Okinawa, JapanMore
Jun 29, 1926 14:26
96 years ago
6.8

15 km
138km / 86mi95 km NW of Naga, Nago Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Aug 3, 1968 04:54
54 years ago
6.7

15 km
234km / 145mi99 km SE of Itoman, Okinawa, JapanMore
Jan 31, 1963 05:06
60 years ago
6.7

50 km
130km / 81mi71 km NW of Aguni Island, Okinawa, JapanMore
May 11, 1986 01:24
36 years ago
6.6

194 km
122km / 76mi262 km W of Okinawa, JapanMore
Apr 23, 1923 03:17
100 years ago
6.6

20 km
86km / 53mi68 km W of Naha, Okinawa, JapanMore
Mar 2, 2014 20:11
9 years ago
6.5

111 km
179km / 111miEast China Sea, 137 km N of Naha, Okinawa, JapanMore
Jun 23, 1962 09:44
60 years ago
6.5

23 km
223km / 139mi98 km SE of Itoman, Okinawa, JapanMore
Aug 7, 1993 00:00
29 years ago
6.4

155 km
78km / 49mi220 km W of Okinawa, JapanMore
Oct 4, 2010 13:28
12 years ago
6.3

32 km
234km / 145mi61 km S of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Apr 20, 2007 01:45
15 years ago
6.3

9 km
121km / 75mi103 km N of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Dec 12, 1981 04:52
41 years ago
6.3

10 km
248km / 154mi112 km SE of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Mar 2, 1980 23:28
43 years ago
6.3

33 km
103km / 64mi136 km NW of Naha, Okinawa, JapanMore
Apr 10, 1952 05:57
71 years ago
6.3

15 km
269km / 167mi76 km SE of Ishigaki, Okinawa, JapanMore
Aug 13, 1997 04:45
25 years ago
6.2

55 km
131km / 82mi53 km NE of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Aug 5, 2009 00:17
13 years ago
6.1

25 km
240km / 149mi67 km S of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Apr 20, 2007 00:26
15 years ago
6.1

10 km
122km / 76mi104 km N of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Sep 30, 1990 19:05
32 years ago
6.1

35 km
233km / 145mi62 km S of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Jul 25, 1986 23:41
36 years ago
6.1

22 km
41km / 25mi188 km W of Okinawa, JapanMore
Feb 28, 1985 20:53
38 years ago
6.1

60 km
266km / 165miOkinoerabujima Island, 105 km NE of Naga, Nago Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Jul 10, 1966 16:12
56 years ago
6.1

36 km
229km / 142mi57 km S of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Jul 21, 1953 17:22
69 years ago
6.1

37 km
164km / 102mi12 km SE of Chinon, Chinoun, Okinawa, JapanMore
Jul 8, 2008 07:42
14 years ago
6.0

43 km
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Aug 7, 2007 00:02
15 years ago
6.0

18 km
142km / 88mi143 km NW of Okinawa, JapanMore
Apr 20, 2007 02:23
15 years ago
6.0

11 km
131km / 81mi95 km N of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Jan 28, 2000 16:39
23 years ago
6.0

194 km
172km / 107mi196 km N of Ishigaki, Okinawa, JapanMore
Jun 4, 1992 04:04
30 years ago
6.0

17 km
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Apr 14, 1991 08:08
31 years ago
6.0

83 km
164km / 102mi99 km NW of Okinawa, JapanMore
Jun 16, 1990 04:53
32 years ago
6.0

27 km
270km / 168mi186 km N of Okinawa, JapanMore
Feb 23, 1967 20:38
56 years ago
6.0

32 km
239km / 148mi79 km SE of Naga, Nago Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Jun 14, 1962 22:14
60 years ago
6.0

25 km
32km / 20mi147 km W of Naha, Okinawa, JapanMore
Feb 27, 1959 20:56
64 years ago
6.0

50 km
269km / 167miOkinoerabujima Island, Kagoshima, 102 km NE of Naga, Nago Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Apr 12, 1958 13:25
65 years ago
6.0

35 km
145km / 90mi70 km E of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Sep 14, 1954 07:20
68 years ago
6.0

35 km
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Dec 26, 2021 08:26
40 weeks ago
5.9

10 km
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Mar 26, 2021 22:02
1 year 27 weeks ago
5.9

142 km
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Mar 26, 2009 19:19
14 years ago
5.9

160 km
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Jul 31, 2007 15:07
15 years ago
5.9

10 km
150km / 93mi144 km NW of Okinawa, JapanMore
Aug 17, 2001 22:25
21 years ago
5.9

33 km
43km / 27mi138 km NE of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Nov 7, 1988 03:24
34 years ago
5.9

105 km
48km / 30mi139 km W of Okinawa, JapanMore
May 17, 1974 17:11
48 years ago
5.8

18 km
129km / 80mi45 km NE of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Jul 9, 1960 00:42
62 years ago
5.8

15 km
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11 days ago
5.7

10 km
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Jan 15, 2010 11:08
13 years ago
5.7

139 km
68km / 42mi151 km NW of Naha, Okinawa, JapanMore
Apr 20, 2007 00:30
15 years ago
5.7

10 km
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Dec 23, 2003 23:15
19 years ago
5.7

36 km
49km / 30mi202 km W of Okinawa, JapanMore
Mar 17, 1989 02:21
34 years ago
5.7

87 km
162km / 101mi98 km NW of Okinawa, JapanMore
Sep 11, 1978 07:40
44 years ago
5.7

21 km
193km / 120mi48 km W of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Apr 7, 1966 09:42
57 years ago
5.7

50 km
129km / 80mi18 km W of Naha, Okinawa, JapanMore
Nov 16, 1965 17:05
57 years ago
5.7

95 km
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17 weeks ago
5.6

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5.6

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5.6

10 km
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Apr 18, 1981 02:05
41 years ago
5.6

92 km
60km / 38mi116 km NE of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Sep 2, 1977 05:41
45 years ago
5.6

97 km
35km / 22mi129 km W of Naha, Okinawa, JapanMore
Jun 15, 1968 05:59
54 years ago
5.6

140 km
88km / 54mi138 km NW of Naha, Okinawa, JapanMore
Feb 21, 1966 13:18
57 years ago
5.6

120 km
48km / 30mi194 km W of Naha, Okinawa, JapanMore
Jan 6, 1964 05:54
59 years ago
5.6

100 km
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5.5

10 km
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5.5

10 km
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5.5

9.7 km
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5.5

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5.5

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5.5

10 km
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May 1, 1993 02:48
29 years ago
5.5

55 km
109km / 68mi54 km W of Okinawa, JapanMore
Nov 6, 1989 15:12
33 years ago
5.5

31 km
77km / 48mi108 km N of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Sep 3, 1989 00:19
33 years ago
5.5

38 km
117km / 72mi82 km N of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Apr 16, 1989 05:24
33 years ago
5.5

133 km
47km / 29mi142 km W of Okinawa, JapanMore
Mar 15, 1987 05:06
36 years ago
5.5

23 km
159km / 99mi143 km SW of Itoman, Okinawa, JapanMore
Apr 9, 1982 11:51
41 years ago
5.5

131 km
39km / 24mi147 km W of Itoman, Okinawa, JapanMore
Mar 9, 1980 08:41
43 years ago
5.5

33 km
121km / 75mi152 km NW of Naha, Okinawa, JapanMore
Nov 2, 1976 19:29
46 years ago
5.5

218 km
118km / 73mi251 km W of Naha, Okinawa, JapanMore
Oct 21, 1971 08:22
51 years ago
5.5

55 km
171km / 106miMiyako Island, 11 km NW of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Sep 16, 1969 08:00
53 years ago
5.5

93 km
151km / 94mi83 km NW of Naga, Nago Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
May 6, 2022 13:21
21 weeks ago
5.4

10 km
82km / 51miEast China Sea, 134 km NW of Naha, Okinawa, JapanMore
Mar 29, 2022 17:36
26 weeks ago
5.4

10 km
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Mar 26, 2022 15:38
27 weeks ago
5.4

10 km
79km / 49miEast China Sea, 134 km NW of Naha, Okinawa, JapanMore
Aug 8, 2012 07:11
10 years ago
5.4

133 km
133km / 83miEast China Sea, 125 km N of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Feb 27, 2012 19:31
11 years ago
5.4

42 km
109km / 68miPhilippine Sea, 85 km SW of Itoman, Okinawa, JapanMore
Dec 23, 2003 23:01
19 years ago
5.4

33 km
44km / 27mi198 km W of Okinawa, JapanMore
Mar 12, 2003 18:04
20 years ago
5.4

148 km
154km / 96mi127 km NW of Okinawa, JapanMore
Aug 20, 2001 04:12
21 years ago
5.4

33 km
54km / 33mi131 km NE of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Dec 30, 1995 12:23
27 years ago
5.4

33 km
144km / 90mi94 km NW of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Jul 16, 1991 15:30
31 years ago
5.4

47 km
172km / 107miMiyako Island, 2.6 km NE of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Dec 12, 1990 03:25
32 years ago
5.4

158 km
110km / 68mi164 km NW of Okinawa, JapanMore
Mar 28, 1983 19:17
40 years ago
5.4

58 km
114km / 71mi42 km W of Chinon, Chinoun, Okinawa, JapanMore
May 9, 1977 15:02
45 years ago
5.4

109 km
122km / 76mi137 km NW of Naha, Okinawa, JapanMore
Apr 9, 1973 08:32
50 years ago
5.4

186 km
119km / 74mi246 km W of Naha, Okinawa, JapanMore
Mar 23, 2022 18:11
27 weeks ago
5.3

10 km
80km / 49miEast China Sea, 148 km NW of Naha, Okinawa, JapanMore
Feb 25, 2022 08:50
31 weeks ago
5.3

10 km
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Oct 5, 2021 17:30
51 weeks ago
5.3

10 km
129km / 80miEast China Sea, 106 km N of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
Jan 28, 2020 23:39
3 years ago
5.3

64 km
128km / 80miEast China Sea, 125 km NW of Okinawa, JapanMore
Jul 11, 2014 13:11
8 years ago
5.3

128 km
39km / 24miEast China Sea, 181 km W of Naha, Okinawa, JapanMore
Aug 4, 2008 10:25
14 years ago
5.3

25 km
105km / 65mi179 km NW of Naha, Okinawa, JapanMore
Apr 20, 2007 03:28
15 years ago
5.3

10 km
105km / 65mi95 km N of Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, JapanMore
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