Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 2 km east of Morioka, Iwate, Japan, on Apr 15, 2021 08:44:17.53 -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 2 km east of Morioka, Iwate, Japan, on Apr 15, 2021 08:44:17.53

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 42 km depth

14 Apr 23:53 UTC: First to report: NIED after 9 minutes.
Date & time: 14 Apr 2021 23:44:17 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Apr 15, 2021 08:44:17.53
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 41.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.494°N / 143.473°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Iwate (215 km / 134 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
131 km (81 mi) E of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) E of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) E of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (125 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (125 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) E of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (138 mi) NE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) ENE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
539 km (335 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 6.5°C (44 F), humidity: 55%, wind: 10 m/s (19 kts) from NW
Primary data source: NIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.442 kmFAR E OFF SANRIKU, JapanNIED
4.340 kmOFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPANEMSC
4.331 km107 Km E of Yamada, JapanUSGS

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