Mag. 4.7 earthquake - 115 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020 5:01 pm (GMT +10) -

Mag. 4.7 earthquake  - 115 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020 5:01 pm (GMT +10)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 37 km depth

27 Oct 07:11 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 10 minutes.
27 Oct 07:23: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 30.0 to 42.0 km (from 18.6 to 26 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 17.4 km (10.8 mi) towards NNW.
27 Oct 08:29: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 42.0 to 49.0 km (from 26 to 30 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.4 km (3.9 mi) towards ESE.
27 Oct 10:56: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 49.0 to 37.0 km (from 30 to 23 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.8 km (3 mi) towards SE.
Date & time: 27 Oct 2020 07:01:14 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020 5:01 pm (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 37.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.1°N / 142.75°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (137 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
86 km (53 mi) NE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) NE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) NE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) NE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) ESE of Misawa (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) ENE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) NE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
559 km (347 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) NE of Sangan-jima Island --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) SE of Kamome Island --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 14°C (57 F), humidity: 62%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from NNW
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

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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.737 kmNear East Coast Of Honshu, JapanEMSC
M 4.742 km82 Km NE of Miyako, JapanUSGS
M 4.728 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
M 4.742 km82 Km NE of Miyako, JapanUSGS

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
594 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 10-15 s
Yokota Air Force Base / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
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