Moderate magnitude 4.7 quake hits 91 km southeast of Mobara, Japan early evening
Sat, 14 May 2022, 11:0111:01 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 12 minutes ago, a 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Mobara, Mobara Shi, Chiba, Japan. The tremor was recorded early evening on Saturday, May 14th, 2022, at 7:48 pm local time, at an intermediate depth of 94.4 km below the surface.
4.7 quake 14 May 7:48 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Katsuura (pop. 22,300) located 61 km from the epicenter, Kamogawa (pop. 29,100) 65 km away, Ōhara (pop. 20,200) 70 km away, Tateyama (pop. 50,100) 72 km away, Mobara (pop. 97,300) 91 km away, Futtsu (pop. 51,700) 100 km away, Kisarazu (pop. 122,500) 100 km away, and Chiba (pop. 919,700) 114 km away.
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Date & time: May 14, 2022 7:48 pm (GMT +9) local time (14 May 2022 10:48 GMT)
Depth: 94.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.63°N / 140.54°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Primary data source: NIED
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