Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 94 km southeast of Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 12:27 am (GMT +10) -

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 94 km southeast of Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 12:27 am (GMT +10)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 20 km depth

27 Jan 14:35 UTC: First to report: NIED after 7 minutes.
Update Wed, 27 Jan 2021, 14:39
Light magnitude 4.3 quake hits 94 km southeast of Nemuro, Japan after midnight
4.3 quake 28 Jan 12:27 am (GMT +10)
4.3 quake 28 Jan 12:27 am (GMT +10)
Just 11 minutes ago, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Nemuro, Nemuro-shi, Hokkaido, Japan. The tremor was recorded after midnight on Thursday 28 January 2021 at 12:27 am local time, at a shallow depth of 19.6 km below the surface.
The event was filed by NIED, the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.3 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Nemuro (pop. 31,200) located 94 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jan 27, 2021 14:27:35 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 12:27 am (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 19.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.827°N / 146.509°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 42.827°S / 33.491°W
Nearest volcano: Golovnin (139 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
94 km (58 mi) SE of Nemuro (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) SE of Shibetsu (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) E of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) SE of Abashiri (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) ESE of Motomachi (Abashiri District) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 mi) ESE of Kitami (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (167 mi) E of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) E of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (261 mi) E of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
987 km (613 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) S of Shikotan Island (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) SSE of Kunajiri Island (pop: 7,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 0.9°C (34 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 15 m/s (29 kts) from W
Primary data source: NIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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.
4.541 kmOff Coast of Hokkaido, JapanGFZ
4.640 km85 Km SE of Nemuro, JapanUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
near Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast (272.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
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