Weak mag. 3.6 earthquake - 21 km northwest of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Wednesday, 15 April 2020 at 17:15 (GMT) -
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Weak magnitude 3.6 earthquake at 60 km depth
15 Apr 17:27 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 12 minutes.
Date & time: 15 Apr 2020 17:15:30 UTC -
Depth: 60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.8°N / 141.8°E (Shimohei-gun, Iwate, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Nanashigure (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) NW of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) NNW of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) N of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) ENE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NNE of Tōno (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) N of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) NE of Hanamaki (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) NNE of Sendai (Miyagi) (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
493 km (307 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1010 joules (4.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 3.79 tons of TNT) More info
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|3.6||60 km||Eastern Honshu, Japan||EMSC|
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