Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 46 km northeast of Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan, on Tuesday, 9 Mar 2021 8:29 am (GMT +9) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.1 quake North Pacific Ocean, 88 km southeast of Sendai, Miyagi, Japan, 13 Feb 2021 11:07 pm (GMT +9), which had occurred 3 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 46 km northeast of Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan, on Tuesday, 9 Mar 2021 8:29 am (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 76 km depth

8 Mar 23:36 UTC: First to report: NIED after 6 minutes.
Date & time: 8 Mar 2021 23:29:59 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 9 Mar 2021 8:29 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 76.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.756°N / 141.612°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kurikoma (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (23 mi) SSW of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) ESE of Ichinoseki (pop: 63,000) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) NE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) ENE of Wakuya (Tōda Gun) (pop: 18,300) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SE of Mizusawa (pop: 61,300) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) ENE of Furukawa (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) NE of Shiogama (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (275 mi) NE of Honshū Island (pop: 104,000,000) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (261 mi) SSE of Okushiri Island (pop: 3,340) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 4.5°C (40 F), humidity: 65%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: NIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.476 kmNORTHERN MIYAGI PREF, JapanNIED
5.082 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
4.980 kmNEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPANEMSC
4.970 km33 Km S of Ōfunato, JapanUSGS
5.310 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanBMKG

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711.3 km SW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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