Significant magnitude 6.7 earthquake 45 km southeast of Ishinomaki, Japan
Sat, 1 May 2021, 01:4001:40 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 6.7 quake in Japan near Ishinomaki, Ishinomaki Shi, Miyagi, only 12 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Saturday 1 May 2021 at 10:27 am local time at a moderately shallow depth of 63 km. 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.
6.7 quake 1 May 10:27 am (GMT +9)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from Geoscience Australia (GeoAu) which listed the quake at magnitude 6.8. Other agencies reporting the same quake include Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED) at magnitude 6.9, the United States Geological Survey at magnitude 6.6, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 6.7.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.
Moderate shaking probably occurred in Ishinomaki (pop. 117,200) located 45 km from the epicenter, Yamoto (pop. 32,000) 52 km away, Shiogama (pop. 59,500) 62 km away, Rifu (pop. 35,000) 67 km away, Iwanuma (pop. 42,400) 76 km away, Tomiya (pop. 42,500) 77 km away, Furukawa (pop. 76,300) 80 km away, and Ichinoseki (pop. 63,000) 97 km away.
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Date & time: 1 May 10:27 am (GMT +9) local time (1 May 2021 01:27 GMT)
Depth: 63.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.18°N / 141.72°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Primary data source: GFZ
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