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Magnitude 4.1 earthquake strikes near Akita, Japan

Thu, 5 Nov 2020, 20:11
20:11 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.1 quake 30 km S of Ōdate, Japan, 6 Nov 4.51 am (GMT +9)
4.1 quake 30 km S of Ōdate, Japan, 6 Nov 4.51 am (GMT +9)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 occurred early morning on Friday 6 November 2020 at 4.51 am local time near the town of Hanawa, Japan, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The magnitude, exact location of the epicenter, and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Hanawa (pop. 36,900) located 26 km from the epicenter, Ōdate (pop. 64,500) 30 km away, Takanosu (pop. 20,500) 32 km away, Kakunodatemachi (pop. 14,100) 46 km away, Shizukuishi (pop. 19,900) 47 km away, Akita (pop. 320,100) 52 km away, and Morioka (pop. 295,200) 58 km away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Aomori (pop. 298,400) located 92 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: Thu, 5 Nov 19:51 UTC
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40°N / 140.6°E
Primary data source: EMSC

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