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Moderate tremor of magnitude 4.3 just reported 8 km northeast of Tanabe, Japan

Tue, 13 Apr 2021, 08:14
4.3 quake 13 Apr 4:54 pm (GMT +9)
4.3 quake 13 Apr 4:54 pm (GMT +9)
Just 12 minutes ago, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Tanabe, Tanabe-shi, Wakayama, Japan. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Tuesday 13 April 2021 at 4:54 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 18.3 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), the first seismological agency to report it.
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 Tanabe (pop. 69,600) located 8 km from the epicenter, and Gobō (pop. 27,200) 28 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Kainan (pop. 43,400) located 47 km from the epicenter, Shingū (pop. 31,600) 51 km away, Iwade (pop. 55,600) 55 km away, Minato (pop. 375,300) 56 km away, Wakayama (pop. 351,000) 57 km away, Hashimoto (pop. 57,100) 63 km away, and Osaka (pop. 2,592,400) 103 km away.
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Date & time: 13 Apr 2021 4:54 pm (GMT +9) local time (13 Apr 2021 07:54 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 18.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.77°N / 135.44°E (Tanabe-shi, Wakayama, Japan)
Primary data source: NIED

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