Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 7.6 km northeast of Tanabe, Wakayama, Japan, on Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021 4:54 pm (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 7.6 km northeast of Tanabe, Wakayama, Japan, on Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021 4:54 pm (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 18 km depth

13 Apr 08:01 UTC: First to report: NIED after 7 minutes.
Update Tue, 13 Apr 2021, 08:06
Moderate tremor of magnitude 4.3 just reported 8 km northeast of Tanabe, Japan
4.3 quake 13 Apr 4:54 pm (GMT +9)
4.3 quake 13 Apr 4:54 pm (GMT +9)
Just 12 minutes ago, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Tanabe, Tanabe-shi, Wakayama, Japan. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Tuesday 13 April 2021 at 4:54 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 18.3 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), the first seismological agency to report it.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Tanabe (pop. 69,600) located 8 km from the epicenter, and Gobō (pop. 27,200) 28 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Kainan (pop. 43,400) located 47 km from the epicenter, Shingū (pop. 31,600) 51 km away, Iwade (pop. 55,600) 55 km away, Minato (pop. 375,300) 56 km away, Wakayama (pop. 351,000) 57 km away, Hashimoto (pop. 57,100) 63 km away, and Osaka (pop. 2,592,400) 103 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 13 Apr 2021 07:54:18 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021 4:54 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 18.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.768°N / 135.437°E (Tanabe-shi, Wakayama, Japan)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) ENE of Tanabe (pop: 69,600) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) ESE of Gobō (Gobo) (pop: 27,200) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SSE of Kainan (pop: 43,400) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (31 mi) W of Shingū (pop: 31,600) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SSE of Iwade (pop: 55,600) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) SSE of Minato (pop: 375,300) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) SSE of Wakayama (pop: 351,000) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SSW of Hashimoto (pop: 57,100) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) S of Osaka (Ōsaka) (pop: 2,592,400) --> See nearby quakes!
444 km (276 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Mist 17°C (63 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from SE
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

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4.410 km8 Km SW of Tanabe, JapanUSGS

User reports for this quake (2)

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Nara (105.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Wakayama (56.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short : I felt it's just very short  
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