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Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 283 km southeast of Kagoshima, Japan, on Friday, Sep 23, 2022 at 9:42 pm (GMT +9) -

Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 283 km southeast of Kagoshima, Japan, on Friday, Sep 23, 2022 at 9:42 pm (GMT +9) Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 283 km southeast of Kagoshima, Japan, on Friday, Sep 23, 2022 at 9:42 pm (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 61 km depth

23 Sep 12:49 UTC: First to report: NIED after 7 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 23, 2022 12:42:31 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Sep 23, 2022 at 9:42 pm (GMT +9)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.1
Depth60.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude29.406°N / 132.102°E (Philippine Sea, Japan)
Antipode29.406°S / 47.898°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceNIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
Nearest volcanoKuchinoerabu-jima (215 km / 134 mi)
Nearby towns and cities178 km (110 mi) SE of Koseda (pop: 2,350) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
182 km (113 mi) SE of Nishinoomote (pop: 17,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
251 km (156 mi) SSE of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
254 km (158 mi) SSE of Nichinan (pop: 44,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
277 km (172 mi) SSE of Miyakonojō (pop: 131,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
283 km (176 mi) SSE of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
287 km (178 mi) SSE of Miyazaki (pop: 311,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
997 km (619 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
176 km (109 mi) SE of Tanega Shima Island (pop: 33,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 27°C (81 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 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
4.161 kmJapan: N PHILIPPINE BASINNIED

Seismograms

Seismic station: Matsushiro, Japan (MAJO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 976 km / 607 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Matsushiro, Japan: 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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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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