Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake 67 km southeast of Kushiro, Japan
Tue, 4 May 2021, 22:4322:43 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A moderately shallow magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported in the morning near Kushiro, Kushiro Shi, Hokkaido, Japan.
4.5 quake 5 May 7:28 am (GMT +9)
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Wednesday 5 May 2021 at 7:28 am local time at a moderately shallow depth of 60 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.5 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Kushiro (pop. 183,600) located 67 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 5 May 7:28 am (GMT +9) local time (4 May 2021 22:28 GMT)
Depth: 60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.4°N / 144.6°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Primary data source: EMSC
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