Light tremor of magnitude 4.2 just reported 26 km east of Iwaki, Japan
Mon, 28 Dec 2020, 16:3516:35 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred only 12 minutes ago 26 km east of Iwaki, Japan, NIED reported.
4.2 quake 29 Dec 1:15 am (GMT +9)
The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 51.5 km beneath the epicenter near Iwaki, Iwaki-shi, Fukushima, Japan, early morning on Tuesday 29 December 2020 at 1:15 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.0.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Iwaki (pop. 357,300) located 26 km from the epicenter, Namie (pop. 21,900) 48 km away, Kitaibaraki (pop. 50,800) 50 km away, Takahagi (pop. 33,600) 58 km away, Funehikimachi-funehiki (pop. 23,500) 67 km away, Hitachi (pop. 186,300) 71 km away, Sukagawa (pop. 68,800) 74 km away, and Kōriyama (pop. 340,600) 79 km away.
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Date & time: Mon, 28 Dec 16:15 UTC
Depth: 51.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.08°N / 141.177°E
Primary data source: NIED