Light magnitude 4.3 quake hits 60 km southeast of Ōfunato, Japan late at night
Sat, 2 Jan 2021, 13:5613:56 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred late at night on Saturday 2 January 2021 at 10:36 pm local time near Ōfunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, Japan, as reported by NIED.
4.3 quake 2 Jan 10:36 pm (GMT +9)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 44.3 km. 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 4.3 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ōfunato (pop. 35,400) located 60 km from the epicenter, Kamaishi (pop. 43,100) 72 km away, Ōtsuchi (pop. 16,500) 80 km away, Ishinomaki (pop. 117,200) 85 km away, Yamada (pop. 20,100) 89 km away, Tōno (pop. 26,800) 91 km away, Yamoto (pop. 32,000) 92 km away, and Ichinoseki (pop. 63,000) 97 km away.
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Date & time: 2 Jan 10:36 pm (GMT +9) local time (2 Jan 2021 13:36 GMT)
Depth: 44.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.69°N / 142.22°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Primary data source: NIED