Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 19 km south of Ōdate, Odate, Akita, Japan, on Friday, 6 Nov 2020 4:42 am (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 19 km south of Ōdate, Odate, Akita, Japan, on Friday, 6 Nov 2020 4:42 am (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

5 Nov 19:51 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 9 minutes.
Update Thu, 5 Nov 2020, 19:54
Light 4.2 quake hits near Akita, Japan
4.2 quake 19 km S of Ōdate, Japan, 6 Nov 4.42 am (GMT +9)
4.2 quake 19 km S of Ōdate, Japan, 6 Nov 4.42 am (GMT +9)
A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported early morning near the town of Hanawa, Japan.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Friday 6 November 2020 at 4.42 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The magnitude, exact location of the epicenter, and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows etc. Weak shaking might have been felt in Hanawa (pop. 36,900) located 18 km from the epicenter, Ōdate (pop. 64,500) 19 km away, Takanosu (pop. 20,500) 24 km away, Noshiro (pop. 51,100) 50 km away, Shizukuishi (pop. 19,900) 56 km away, Akita (pop. 320,100) 59 km away, and Morioka (pop. 295,200) 65 km away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Aomori (pop. 298,400) located 81 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 5 Nov 2020 19:42:30 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 6 Nov 2020 4:42 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.1°N / 140.6°E (Ōdate-shi, Akita, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Akita-Yake-yama (21 km / 13 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) WSW of Hanawa (Kazuno) (pop: 36,900) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) S of Ōdate (pop: 64,500) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SE of Takanosu (Kitaakita) (pop: 20,500) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) ESE of Noshiro (pop: 51,100) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) SSE of Hirosaki (Aomori) (pop: 175,000) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) ENE of Tennō (Katagami) (pop: 22,700) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) NE of Akita (pop: 320,100) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) S of Kuroishi (Aomori) (pop: 38,600) --> See nearby quakes!
336 km (209 mi) S of Sapporo (Hokkaido) (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
497 km (309 mi) N of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 4.3°C (40 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SW
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) 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
4.210 kmEASTERN HONSHU, JAPANEMSC

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
89 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Georgia / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
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