Light magnitude 4.5 quake hits 12 km northeast of Hitachi-Naka, Japan in the morning
Mon, 25 Jan 2021, 23:4523:45 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred only 11 minutes ago 12 km northeast of Hitachi-Naka, Japan, NIED reported.
4.5 quake 26 Jan 8:25 am (GMT +9)
The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 64.8 km beneath the epicenter near Hitachi-Naka, Hitachinaka-shi, Ibaraki, Japan, in the morning on Tuesday 26 January 2021 at 8:25 am 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 4.2.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Funaishikawa (pop. 35,300) located 7 km from the epicenter, Hitachi-Naka (pop. 156,800) 12 km away, Hitachi (pop. 186,300) 15 km away, Takahagi (pop. 33,600) 29 km away, Kasama (pop. 29,500) 35 km away, Kitaibaraki (pop. 50,800) 37 km away, Ishioka (pop. 52,300) 46 km away, Kashima-shi (pop. 65,800) 55 km away, Mooka (pop. 65,700) 57 km away, Tsukuba (pop. 175,600) 57 km away, Itako (pop. 25,800) 59 km away, Inashiki (pop. 47,000) 63 km away, Katori-shi (pop. 83,200) 64 km away, Iwaki (pop. 357,300) 69 km away, Yūki (pop. 51,600) 71 km away, Ōtawara (pop. 58,900) 71 km away, Ushiku (pop. 80,000) 72 km away, Yaita (pop. 36,300) 74 km away, Ryūgasaki (pop. 85,800) 75 km away, Oyama (pop. 159,900) 78 km away, Toride (pop. 80,700) 80 km away, Narita (pop. 100,600) 81 km away, Tochigi (pop. 82,100) 82 km away, Kanuma (pop. 94,900) 82 km away, Moriya (pop. 56,600) 83 km away, Asahi (pop. 41,700) 83 km away, Abiko (pop. 131,800) 87 km away, Koga (pop. 58,000) 89 km away, Kashiwa (pop. 340,200) 90 km away, Shiroi (pop. 55,300) 90 km away, Noda (pop. 121,400) 90 km away, Sakura (pop. 182,500) 91 km away, Satte (pop. 55,300) 93 km away, Sukagawa (pop. 68,800) 94 km away, Nagareyama (pop. 156,000) 95 km away, Yachimata (pop. 83,300) 95 km away, Yoshikawa (pop. 60,500) 96 km away, Kasukabe (pop. 206,900) 97 km away, Sano (pop. 82,500) 97 km away, Nikkō (pop. 16,000) 98 km away, Kukichūō (pop. 73,400) 98 km away, Koshigaya (pop. 317,400) 100 km away, Yotsukaidō (pop. 86,700) 100 km away, Matsudo (pop. 470,300) 101 km away, Shiraoka (pop. 51,000) 101 km away, Kazo (pop. 71,300) 102 km away, Yashio (pop. 81,300) 102 km away, Tatebayashi (pop. 81,300) 103 km away, Sōka (pop. 231,400) 103 km away, Tōgane (pop. 66,300) 104 km away, Hasuda (pop. 65,200) 105 km away, Hanyū (pop. 58,700) 105 km away, Kōriyama (pop. 340,600) 107 km away, Ageo (pop. 219,400) 108 km away, Ashikaga (pop. 159,700) 108 km away, Kōnosu (pop. 88,500) 111 km away, Okegawa (pop. 75,100) 111 km away, Kawaguchi (pop. 468,600) 111 km away, and Gyōda (pop. 86,300) 112 km away.
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Date & time: 26 Jan 2021 8:25 am (GMT +9) local time (25 Jan 2021 23:25 GMT)
Depth: 64.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.46°N / 140.65°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Primary data source: NIED
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