Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Matsusaka, 22 km south of Hisai-motomachi, Tsu, Mie, Japan, on Monday, 18 Jan 2021 3:14 pm (GMT +9) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Matsusaka, 22 km south of Hisai-motomachi, Tsu, Mie, Japan, on Monday, 18 Jan 2021 3:14 pm (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 378 km depth

18 Jan 06:28 UTC: First to report: NIED after 13 minutes.
Update Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 06:36
Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Hisai-motomachi, Tsu, Mie, Japan
4.2 quake 18 Jan 3:14 pm (GMT +9)
4.2 quake 18 Jan 3:14 pm (GMT +9)
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake near Hisai-motomachi, Tsu, Mie, Japan, was reported only 21 minutes ago by NIED, considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a great depth of 378.1 km beneath the epicenter early afternoon on Monday 18 January 2021 at 3:14 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Hisai-motomachi (pop. 41,600, 22 km away), Ise (pop. 97,300, 29 km away), Tsu (pop. 163,500, 31 km away), Nabari (pop. 88,100, 31 km away), Ueno-ebisumachi (pop. 61,600, 39 km away), Kameyama (pop. 39,900, 42 km away), Suzuka (pop. 191,500, 49 km away), Yokkaichi (pop. 295,800, 58 km away), and Osaka (pop. 2,592,400, 84 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 18 Jan 2021 06:14:41 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 18 Jan 2021 3:14 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 378.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.48°N / 136.381°E (Matsusaka, Mie, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Ontake-san (186 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) SSW of Hisai-motomachi (pop: 41,600) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) W of Ise (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) SSW of Tsu (pop: 163,500) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) ESE of Nabari (pop: 88,100) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SE of Ueno-ebisumachi (pop: 61,600) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) SSW of Suzuka (pop: 191,500) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SSW of Yokkaichi (pop: 295,800) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SSW of Kuwana (pop: 140,100) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) ESE of Osaka (Ōsaka) (pop: 2,592,400) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 8.2°C (47 F), humidity: 39%, wind: 10 m/s (19 kts) from W
Primary data source: NIED
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

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.2378 kmSHIMA PENINSULA REGION, JapanNIED

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