Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 96 km south of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan, on Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 8:43 pm (GMT +9) -

Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 96 km south of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan, on Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 8:43 pm (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 332 km depth

16 Jan 11:50 UTC: First to report: NIED after 7 minutes.
Update Sat, 16 Jan 2021, 11:54
Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake 96 km southeast of Hamamatsu, Japan
4.0 quake 16 Jan 8:43 pm (GMT +9)
4.0 quake 16 Jan 8:43 pm (GMT +9)
Just 11 minutes ago, a 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Saturday 16 January 2021 at 8:43 pm local time, at a great depth of 331.9 km below the surface.
The event was filed by NIED, the first seismological agency to report it.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Ōyama (pop. 21,700, 87 km away), Iwata (pop. 88,500, 94 km away), Sagara (pop. 25,900, 95 km away), Hamamatsu (pop. 605,100, 96 km away), and Fukuroi (pop. 63,000, 99 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 16 Jan 2021 11:43:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 8:43 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 331.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.857°N / 137.935°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kozu-shima (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
87 km (54 mi) SSW of Ōyama (Omaezaki) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) S of Iwata (pop: 88,500) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SSW of Sagara (Makinohara) (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) SSE of Hamamatsu (pop: 605,100) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) S of Fukuroi (pop: 63,000) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) S of Kakegawa (pop: 84,000) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) SSE of Toyohashi (pop: 378,400) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) SSW of Shizuoka (pop: 701,600) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) SW of Yokohama (pop: 3,574,400) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) WSW of Shikine-jima Island (pop: 600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 14.2°C (58 F), humidity: 66%, wind: 9 m/s (18 kts) from NW
Primary data source: NIED
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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