Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Ishinomaki, Ishinomaki Shi, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan
Sat, 11 Dec 2021, 12:0712:07 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A moderately shallow magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported in the evening near Ishinomaki, Ishinomaki Shi, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan.
4.3 quake 11 Dec 8:53 pm (GMT +9)
According to Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), the quake hit on Saturday, December 11th, 2021, at 8:53 pm local time at a moderately shallow depth of 53.2 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ishinomaki (pop. 117,200) located 31 km from the epicenter, Yamoto (pop. 32,000) 38 km away, Wakuya (pop. 18,300) 50 km away, Matsushima (pop. 16,400) 50 km away, Shiogama (pop. 59,500) 53 km away, Rifu (pop. 35,000) 57 km away, Furukawa (pop. 76,300) 65 km away, Tomiya (pop. 42,500) 66 km away, and Sendai (pop. 1,063,100) 67 km away.
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Date & time: Dec 11, 2021 8:53 pm (GMT +9) local time (11 Dec 2021 11:53 GMT)
Depth: 53.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.33°N / 141.64°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Primary data source: NIED
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