Moderate 4.5 quake hits near Nishinoomote, Nishinoomote Shi, Kagoshima, Japan
Fri, 23 Apr 2021, 07:4007:40 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 12 minutes ago, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Nishinoomote, Nishinoomote Shi, Kagoshima, Japan. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Friday 23 April 2021 at 4:26 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 11.2 km below the surface.
4.5 quake 23 Apr 4:26 pm (GMT +9)
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 Nishinoomote (pop. 17,800) located 61 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 23 Apr 2021 4:26 pm (GMT +9) local time (23 Apr 2021 07:26 GMT)
Depth: 11.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.54°N / 131.6°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Primary data source: NIED
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