A strong earthquake M 6.1 struck near east coast of Honshu, Japan on May 18, 2013 at 05:48 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was located 50 km (31mi) NE of Namie, Japan and 61 km (38mi) ESE of Watari, Japan at coordinates 37.761°N 141.454°E. USGS recorded depth of the earthquake at 41.5 km (25.8 mi) whereas EMSC reported depth at 60 km and same magnitude as USGS.
JMA is reporting M 5.9 earthquake at depth of 50 km.
According to GDACS, this earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.
There are about 3 010 000 people living within 100 km radius of the earthquake.
Earthquake intensity map. Credits: USGS
Tectonic summary by USGS
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