Light earthquake of magnitude 4.6 just reported 68 km northwest of Nayoro, Japan
Thu, 21 Jan 2021, 08:1408:14 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred in the afternoon on Thursday 21 January 2021 at 4:54 pm local time near Nayoro, Nayoro Shi, Hokkaido, Japan, as reported by NIED.
4.6 quake 21 Jan 4:54 pm (GMT +9)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate to considerable depth of 287.2 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. 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.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Nayoro (pop. 26,500, 68 km away), Makubetsu (pop. 25,900, 74 km away), Wakkanai (pop. 41,600, 78 km away), Rumoi (pop. 26,500, 87 km away), Fukagawa (pop. 26,200, 114 km away), and Asahikawa (pop. 356,600, 115 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: 21 Jan 2021 4:54 pm (GMT +9) local time (21 Jan 2021 07:54 GMT)
Depth: 287.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.71°N / 141.77°E (Japan Sea, Japan)
Primary data source: NIED
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