Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 98 km south of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Monday, 1 Mar 2021 11:54 am (GMT +9) -

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 98 km south of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Monday, 1 Mar 2021 11:54 am (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 50 km depth

1 Mar 03:06 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 12 minutes.
Update Mon, 1 Mar 2021, 03:12
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.5 just reported 98 km south of Kushiro, Japan
4.5 quake 1 Mar 11:54 am (GMT +9)
4.5 quake 1 Mar 11:54 am (GMT +9)
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake near Kushiro, Kushiro Shi, Hokkaido, Japan, was reported only 18 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a moderately shallow depth of 50 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Monday 1 March 2021 at 11:54 am 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Kushiro (pop. 183,600) located 98 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 1 Mar 2021 02:54:30 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 1 Mar 2021 11:54 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.1°N / 144.5°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Akan (148 km / 92 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
98 km (61 mi) S of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SE of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (90 mi) SE of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) SSW of Nemuro (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) SSE of Kitami (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) ESE of Tomakomai (pop: 174,800) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (153 mi) ESE of Chitose (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) SE of Asahikawa (pop: 356,600) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (174 mi) ESE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
825 km (513 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 4.5°C (40 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 10 m/s (20 kts) from SW
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.626 km91 Km S of Kushiro, JapanUSGS

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