Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 52 km northeast of Akita, Japan, on Friday, 6 Nov 2020 4:51 am (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 52 km northeast of Akita, Japan, on Friday, 6 Nov 2020 4:51 am (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

5 Nov 20:01 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 10 minutes.
Update Thu, 5 Nov 2020, 20:03
Magnitude 4.1 earthquake strikes near Akita, Japan
4.1 quake 30 km S of Ōdate, Japan, 6 Nov 4.51 am (GMT +9)
4.1 quake 30 km S of Ōdate, Japan, 6 Nov 4.51 am (GMT +9)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 occurred early morning on Friday 6 November 2020 at 4.51 am local time near the town of Hanawa, Japan, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located 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 should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Hanawa (pop. 36,900) located 26 km from the epicenter, Ōdate (pop. 64,500) 30 km away, Takanosu (pop. 20,500) 32 km away, Kakunodatemachi (pop. 14,100) 46 km away, Shizukuishi (pop. 19,900) 47 km away, Akita (pop. 320,100) 52 km away, and Morioka (pop. 295,200) 58 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 92 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 5 Nov 2020 19:51:30 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 6 Nov 2020 4:51 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40°N / 140.6°E (Kitaakita-shi, Akita, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Akita-Yake-yama (14 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) SW of Hanawa (Kazuno) (pop: 36,900) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) S of Ōdate (pop: 64,500) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SE of Takanosu (Kitaakita) (pop: 20,500) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) NW of Shizukuishi (Iwate District) (pop: 19,900) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) NE of Akita (pop: 320,100) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) ESE of Noshiro (pop: 51,100) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) N of Ōmagari (pop: 38,800) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) S of Hirosaki (Aomori) (pop: 175,000) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (215 mi) S of Sapporo (Hokkaido) (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
486 km (302 mi) N of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 6.4°C (43 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from SW
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) More info
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