Magnitude 4.0 earthquake strikes near Miyako, Miyako-shi, Iwate, Japan
Mon, 25 Jan 2021, 14:2914:29 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 occurred only 12 minutes ago 72 km northeast of Miyako, Japan, NIED reported.
4.0 quake 25 Jan 11:09 pm (GMT +9)
The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 30.3 km beneath the epicenter near Miyako, Miyako-shi, Iwate, Japan, late at night on Monday 25 January 2021 at 11:09 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Miyako (pop. 51,700) located 72 km from the epicenter, Hachinohe (pop. 239,000) 87 km away, Yamada (pop. 20,100) 89 km away, and Ichinohe (pop. 15,800) 97 km away.
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Date & time: 25 Jan 2021 11:09 pm (GMT +9) local time (25 Jan 2021 14:09 GMT)
Depth: 30.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.18°N / 142.43°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Primary data source: NIED
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