Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 128 km northeast of Sendai, Japan, on Friday, 17 January 2020 at 17:53 (GMT) -
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Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 50 km depth
17 Jan 18:07 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 14 minutes.
Date & time: 17 Jan 2020 17:53:30 UTC -
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.9°N / 142.1°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kurikoma (113 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (24 mi) ESE of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) SSE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SSE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SSE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) SE of Tōno (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) E of Ichinoseki (pop: 63,000) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) NE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) ESE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
416 km (258 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.0||50 km||Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan||EMSC|
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