Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 134 km east of Sendai, Japan, on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 03:00 GMT
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Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 30 km depth
12 Sep 03:11 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.7°N / 142.3°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 38.7°S / 37.7°W
Nearest volcano: Kurikoma (134 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
65 km (41 mi) SE of Ofunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SSE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SSE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SSE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (57 mi) ENE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SE of Tōno (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) ENE of Yamoto (Higashimatsushima) (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) ENE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) SE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
407 km (253 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) ENE of Tashiro Jima Island (pop: 100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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|4.2||30 km||Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan||EMSC|
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