Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes near Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan
Mon, 12 Apr 2021, 14:2114:21 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred only 13 minutes ago 120 km north of Naze, Japan, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
4.9 quake 12 Apr 11:01 pm (GMT +9)
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, late at night on Monday 12 April 2021 at 11:01 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.9 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Naze (pop. 41,400) located 120 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 12 Apr 11:01 pm (GMT +9) local time (12 Apr 2021 14:01 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.44°N / 129.42°E (East China Sea, Japan)
Primary data source: GFZ
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