Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 70 km south of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Thursday, 1 Apr 2021 6:09 pm (GMT +9) -

Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 70 km south of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Thursday, 1 Apr 2021 6:09 pm (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 16 km depth

1 Apr 09:16 UTC: First to report: NIED after 6 minutes.
Update Thu, 1 Apr 2021, 09:24
Magnitude 4.0 earthquake strikes near Kushiro, Kushiro Shi, Hokkaido, Japan
4.0 quake 1 Apr 6:09 pm (GMT +9)
4.0 quake 1 Apr 6:09 pm (GMT +9)
A shallow magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported early evening near Kushiro, Kushiro Shi, Hokkaido, Japan.
According to Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), the quake hit on Thursday 1 April 2021 at 6:09 pm local time at a shallow depth of 16.4 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 70 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 1 Apr 2021 09:09:56 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 1 Apr 2021 6:09 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 16.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.358°N / 144.526°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Akan (122 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (43 mi) S of Kushiro (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) ESE of Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) ESE of Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) SW of Nemuro (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) SSE of Kitami (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) S of Abashiri (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (146 mi) SE of Asahikawa (pop: 356,600) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) E of Tomakomai (pop: 174,800) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (169 mi) ESE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
851 km (529 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 4.2°C (40 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from SSE
Primary data source: NIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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