Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 207 km southeast of Sapporo, Japan, on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 at 23:31 (GMT) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 207 km southeast of Sapporo, Japan, on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 at 23:31 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 42 km depth

12 Aug 23:42 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 10 minutes.
Aug 13 00:04: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 30.0 to 44.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 44.0 to 54.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 54.0 to 42.0 km.
Date & time: 12 Aug 2020 23:31:56 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 42.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.43°N / 142.55°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: E-san (139 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (63 mi) S of Shizunai-furukawachō (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) E of Mutsu (pop: 49,200) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) NE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (97 mi) SSE of Tomakomai (pop: 174,800) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) ESE of Hakodate (pop: 275,700) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) SE of Muroran (pop: 96,200) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) ENE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) NNE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
685 km (426 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.642 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionEMSC
4.644 km113 km SSE of Shizunai-furukawachō, JapanUSGS
4.749 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGFZ

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