Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake 5 km south of Matsubase, Japan
Sat, 23 Jan 2021, 16:1716:17 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 11 minutes ago, a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Matsubase, Uki Shi, Kumamoto, Japan. The tremor was recorded after midnight on Sunday 24 January 2021 at 12:57 am local time, at a shallow depth of 12.7 km below the surface.
4.2 quake 24 Jan 12:57 am (GMT +9)
The event was filed by NIED, the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.9.
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 Matsubase (pop. 26,200) located 5 km from the epicenter, Uto (pop. 39,200) 9 km away, Honmachi (pop. 104,300) 12 km away, Kumamoto (pop. 680,400) 23 km away, Uekimachi-mōno (pop. 31,700) 33 km away, Shimabara (pop. 38,100) 34 km away, and Ōzu (pop. 29,800) 37 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Hitoyoshi (pop. 38,000) located 44 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 24 Jan 2021 12:57 am (GMT +9) local time (23 Jan 2021 15:57 GMT)
Depth: 12.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.6°N / 130.66°E (Yatsushiro-gun, Kumamoto, Japan)
Primary data source: NIED
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