Weak mag. 2.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 64 km southeast of Ōfunato, Iwate, Japan, on Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021 10:17 am (GMT +9) -

Weak mag. 2.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 64 km southeast of Ōfunato, Iwate, Japan, on Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021 10:17 am (GMT +9)

Weak magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 30 km depth

9 Feb 01:23 UTC: First to report: NIED after 6 minutes.
Date & time: 9 Feb 2021 01:17:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021 10:17 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 2.7
Depth: 30.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.705°N / 142.282°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kurikoma (132 km / 82 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
64 km (40 mi) SE of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SSE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SSE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (56 mi) SSE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) ENE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) SE of Tōno (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) ENE of Yamoto (Higashimatsushima) (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (64 mi) ESE of Ichinoseki (pop: 63,000) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (82 mi) ENE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
406 km (252 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 0.2°C (32 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 14 m/s (28 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: NIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 108 joules (197 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.169 tons of TNT) More info
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2.730 kmE OFF MIYAGI PREF, JapanNIED

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