Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 36 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Apr 15, 2021 22:04:54.95 -
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Weak magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 40 km depth
15 Apr 13:17 UTC: First to report: NIED after 12 minutes.
Date & time: 15 Apr 2021 13:04:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Apr 15, 2021 22:04:54.95
Depth: 39.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.756°N / 142.336°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Iwate (114 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) ENE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) NE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) NE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (41 mi) NE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) NE of Tōno (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NE of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
509 km (316 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: NIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) More info
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|2.9||40 km||E OFF IWATE PREF, Japan||NIED|
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