Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake 77 km southeast of Ishinomaki, Japan
Sat, 14 May 2022, 14:2214:22 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 13 minutes ago, a 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Ishinomaki, Ishinomaki Shi, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan. The tremor was recorded late at night on Saturday, May 14th, 2022, at 11:08 pm local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 50 km below the surface.
4.0 quake 14 May 11:08 pm (GMT +9)
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ishinomaki (pop. 117,200) located 77 km from the epicenter, Yamoto (pop. 32,000) 83 km away, Schiogama (pop. 59,500) 92 km away, and Matsushima (pop. 16,400) 92 km away. In Rifu (pop. 35,000, 97 km away), and Wakuya (pop. 18,300, 97 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: May 14, 2022 11:08 pm (GMT +9) local time (14 May 2022 14:08 GMT)
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38°N / 142°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Primary data source: EMSC
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