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Magnitude 4.1 earthquake strikes near Miyako, Miyako-shi, Iwate, Japan

Sat, 16 Jan 2021, 08:28
08:28 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.1 quake 16 Jan 5:08 pm (GMT +9)
4.1 quake 16 Jan 5:08 pm (GMT +9)
A magnitude 4.1 earthquake near Miyako, Miyako-shi, Iwate, Japan, was reported only 12 minutes ago by NIED, considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a moderately shallow depth of 47.9 km beneath the epicenter in the afternoon on Saturday 16 January 2021 at 5:08 pm 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 3.9.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Miyako (pop. 51,700) located 14 km from the epicenter, Yamada (pop. 20,100) 23 km away, Ōtsuchi (pop. 16,500) 35 km away, Kamaishi (pop. 43,100) 45 km away, Tōno (pop. 26,800) 60 km away, Ōfunato (pop. 35,400) 71 km away, and Ichinohe (pop. 15,800) 94 km away.
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Date & time: 16 Jan 2021 5:08 pm (GMT +9) local time (16 Jan 2021 08:08 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 47.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.64°N / 142.1°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Primary data source: NIED

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