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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Southwestern Ryukyu Isl., Japan, on 27 Sep 3:38 pm (GMT +9)

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake  - Southwestern Ryukyu Isl., Japan, on 27 Sep 3:38 pm (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 30 km depth

27 Sep 06:52 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 14 minutes.
27 Sep 07:09: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 30.0 to 21.0 km (from 18.6 to 13 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.4 km (3.3 mi) towards NW.
27 Sep 07:43: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 21.0 to 30.0 km (from 13 to 18.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.7 km (3.5 mi) towards N.
27 Sep 07:45: Epicenter location corrected by 1.5 km (0.9 mi) towards SE.
Date & time: 2020-09-27 06:38:22 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 27 Sep 3:38 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.68°N / 125.19°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Iriomote-jima (121 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) SW of Hirara (pop: 34,400)
111 km (69 mi) NE of Ishigaki (pop: 44,800)
150 km (93 mi) NE of Shirahama (pop: 300)
1852 km (1151 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Intensity Shower Rain 23°C (73 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-09-27 06:38:22 UTC
27 Sep 3:38 pm (GMT +9)
M 4.7 / 30 kmSouthwestern Ryukyu Isl., JapanEMSC
2020-09-27 06:38:20 UTCM 4.7 / 21.4 km22 Km SW of Hirara, JapanUSGS
2020-09-27 06:38:22 UTCM 4.6 / 28 kmSouthwestern Ryukyu Islands, JapanGFZ
2020-09-27 06:38:21 UTCM 5.1 / 13 kmSouthwestern Ryukyu Islands, JapanBMKG

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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Southwestern Ryukyu Isl., Japan, on 27 Sep 3:38 pm (GMT +9)

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