Strong M5.9 earthquake hits Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

Strong M5.9 earthquake hits Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M5.9 hit Fukushima Prefecture, Japan at 14:56 UTC (23:56 JST) on October 6, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 50 km (31 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.4 at a depth of 60 km (37.3 miles); USGS M5.4 at a…

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.0 hit off the east coast of Honshu at 07:59 UTC on October 6, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS and EMSC are reporting the same magnitude and depth. According to the USGS, the…

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.0 hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 20:22 UTC on September 26, 2017 (05:22 JST, September 27). The agency is reporting a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). USGS is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 32.4 km…

Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits off the coast of Honshu, Japan

Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits off the coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M5.9 hit off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 16:37 UTC on September 20, 2017 (01:37 JST, September 21). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 10 km. If…

Deep M6.1 earthquake hits Bonin Islands, Japan region

Deep M6.1 earthquake hits Bonin Islands, Japan region

A deep earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.1 hit Bonin Islands, Japan at 17:26 UTC on September 7, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 460 km (285.8 miles). USGS is reporting the same magnitude and depth. According to the USGS, the epicenter was located…

Shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Ryukyu Islands, Japan

Shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Ryukyu Islands, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency as M6.4 hit Ryukyu Islands at 01:54 UTC on May 9, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS registered it as M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the…

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Japan

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency as M6.3 hit Japan's Ibaraki Prefecture, Honshu at 12:38 UTC (21:38 JST) on December 28, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M5.9 at the same…

Massive M7.4 earthquake hits near Fukushima, tsunami warnings issued

Massive M7.4 earthquake hits near Fukushima, tsunami warnings issued

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M7.3 (upgraded from M7.3) hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 20:59 UTC on November 21, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 25 km (15.5 miles). USGS is reporting M6.9 (downgraded from M7.3)…

Strong M5.8 earthquake hits near Sendai, Japan

Strong M5.8 earthquake hits near Sendai, Japan

A strong earthquake registered by the JMA as M5.8 hit near Sendai, the capital of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan at 21:52 UTC on November 11, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 60 km (37 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 44.8 km (27.8 miles). According to…

Over 200 people suffering from earthquake sickness, Japan

Over 200 people suffering from earthquake sickness, Japan

More than 200 people in Kyushu, southern Japan are suffering from earthquake sickness, a state linked to a loss of balance that can cause nausea and panic. The state was reported over two months after Japan was hit by two major earthquakes, only several days apart….