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Strong M6.2 Seismic Event followed by significant aftershocks: Kumamoto-shi, Japan


The earthquake occurred in Japan , Region of Kyushu (population 13,296,000) on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 12:26 (UTC). The nearest places are Kumamoto, Nagasaki, Saga, Miyazaki, Oita, Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Ozu, Eta, Kiyama, Takahashi, Naguchi, Arao, Uto, Ueki, Nagasu, and Tamana. The maximum altitude nearby is 1700m .

Event Map: M 6.2 - 7km SW of Ueki, Japan

Event Map: M 6.2 – 7km SW of Ueki, Japan on 2016-04-14 at 12:26:36 (UTC) (UTC). This is a product of the GEOFON Extended Virtual Network (GEVN) and credit belongs to all involved institutions.

Mw Beach BallNatural Hazard – Seismic Event 

Asia –  Japan |Region of Kyushu, Ueki, Kumamoto
Location: 7km SW of Ueki, Japan
Magnitude: 6.2
Time:  2016-04-14 12:26:36 (UTC)
Epicenter: 32°50’56.4″N 130°38’06.0″E
Depth: 10.0 km (6.2 mi) Shallow
Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 49 km (MMI VI)

USGS Interactive map

USGS ShakeMap

6.2 magnitude earthquake near Kumamoto, Japan
6.0 magnitude earthquake near Uto, Kumamoto-shi, Japan

Recent Earthquakes Near Kumamoto, Japan

MWW6.2 Kyushu, Japan

IRIS Interactive Earthquake Browser


USGS Estimated Population Exposure to Earthquake Shaking
89 km S of Fukuoka-shi, Japan / pop: 1,392,289 / local time: 21:26:36.2 2016-04-14
11 km W of Kumamoto-shi, Japan / pop: 680,423 / local time: 21:26:36.2 2016-04-14

More information

Japan Meteorological Agency
GeoForschungsZentrum (GEOFON) Potsdam, Germany
Earthquake Track
Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC)


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