Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - 3.5 km west of Yamada, Japan, on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 00:18 (GMT) -

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - 3.5 km west of Yamada, Japan, on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 00:18 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 69 km depth

17 Sep 00:26 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
17 Sep 00:43: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 50.0 to 57.0 km (from 31 to 35 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 32 km (19.7 mi) towards NW.
17 Sep 01:38: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 57.0 to 64.0 km (from 35 to 40 mi).
17 Sep 06:48: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 64.0 to 69.0 km (from 40 to 43 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 8.2 km (5.1 mi) towards SE.
Date & time: Sep 17, 2020 00:18:02 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 69.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.46°N / 141.91°E (Japan)
Antipode: 39.46°S / 38.09°W
Nearest volcano: Iwate (112 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (2 mi) WSW of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) N of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) N of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) S of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) ENE of Tōno (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) NNE of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) E of Hanamaki (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) ENE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) NNE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
463 km (287 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.769 kmEastern Honshu, JapanEMSC
4.757 km9 Km WNW of Yamada, JapanUSGS
4.962 kmEastern Honshu, JapanGFZ

User reports for this quake (1)

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Machida, Tokyo (484.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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