Earthquake Information: Strong Mag. 5.2 Earthquake – North Pacific Ocean, 279 km southeast of Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 6:13 pm (GMT +9)

15 October 09:30 UTC: First to report: USGS 17 minutes later.

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Ashikaga, Prefecture de Tochigi, Japan 22 minutes ago, according to the German Geosciences Center (GFZ).
The earthquake occurred at a depth of 163 km beneath the epicenter of Ashikaga, Ashikaga Shi, Prefecture de Tochigi, Japan on Sunday evening, October 15, 2023, at 6:14 PM local time. The earthquake’s strength may have been tempered by its relatively large depth below the surface, making it feel weak in absolute terms. As seismologists review the data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their reports, the exact magnitude, epicenter and depth of the quake could be revised over the next few hours or minutes.
Ashikaga (pop. 159,700) is located 3 km from the epicenter, Ōta (pop. 152,100) 11 km, Sano (pop. 82,500) 12 km, Kirio (pop. 110,200) 12 km (pop. 401) km, Tochiki (pop. 82,100) 25 km, Oyama (pop. 159,900) 31 km, Utsunomiya (pop. 449,900) 44 km, Tokyo (pop. 8,336,600) 77 km (Kawasaki 30,60) 96 km.
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