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Powerful earthquake rocks Kyushu, Japan

Apr 15, 2016

An earthquake with magnitude 7.0 occurred near Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan at 16:25:06.20 UTC on Apr 15, 2016.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 7.0

Date-Time • 15 Apr 2016 16:25:06 UTC
• 16 Apr 2016 01:25:06 near epicenter

Location 32.782N 130.726E

Depth 10 km

Distances • 1 km (0 mi) WSW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan
• 12 km (7 mi) NNE of Uto, Japan
• 13 km (8 mi) SSE of Ueki, Japan
• 15 km (9 mi) NNE of Matsubase, Japan
• 631 km (391 mi) SSE of Seoul, South Korea

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 4.8 km; Vertical 1.9 km

Parameters Nph = 85; Dmin = 40.5 km; Rmss = 1.12 seconds; Gp = 39°

Powerful earthquake rocks Kyushu, Japan



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