Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.5 just reported 6 km east of Shizunai-furukawachō, Japan
Thu, 6 May 2021, 15:2815:28 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred after midnight on Friday 7 May 2021 at 12:15 am local time near Shizunai-furukawachō, Hidaka-gun, Hokkaido, Japan, as reported by Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED).
4.5 quake 7 May 12:15 am (GMT +9)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate depth of 81 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 the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.1.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Shizunai-furukawachō (pop. 22,400) located 6 km from the epicenter, Tomakomai (pop. 174,800) 77 km away, Chitose (pop. 92,900) 85 km away, Obihiro (pop. 173,900) 90 km away, Shiraoi (pop. 20,800) 93 km away, Otofuke (pop. 40,900) 96 km away, and Iwamizawa (pop. 85,100) 112 km away.
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Date & time: 7 May 2021 12:15 am (GMT +9) local time (6 May 2021 15:15 GMT)
Depth: 81.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.33°N / 142.45°E (Hidaka-gun, Hokkaido, Japan)
Primary data source: NIED
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