Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - Japan Sea, 36 km northwest of Akita, Japan, on Friday, 16 Apr 2021 4:28 am (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - Japan Sea, 36 km northwest of Akita, Japan, on Friday, 16 Apr 2021 4:28 am (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

15 Apr 19:35 UTC: First to report: NIED after 6 minutes.
Update Thu, 15 Apr 2021, 19:39
Moderate 4.0 quake hits near Akita, Akita Shi, Japan
4.0 quake 16 Apr 4:28 am (GMT +9)
4.0 quake 16 Apr 4:28 am (GMT +9)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 occurred only 10 minutes ago 36 km northwest of Akita, Japan, Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED) reported.
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 9.8 km beneath the epicenter near Akita, Akita Shi, Japan, early morning on Friday 16 April 2021 at 4:28 am local time. 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.
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 Tennō (pop. 22,700) located 20 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Akita (pop. 320,100) located 36 km from the epicenter, Noshiro (pop. 51,100) 46 km away, Takanosu (pop. 20,500) 67 km away, Ōmagari (pop. 38,800) 78 km away, Ōdate (pop. 64,500) 84 km away, Yokote (pop. 39,200) 92 km away, and Hanawa (pop. 36,900) 96 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 15 Apr 2021 19:28:57 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 16 Apr 2021 4:28 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 9.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.854°N / 139.741°E (Japan Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Megata (11 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
20 km (12 mi) WSW of Tennō (Katagami) (pop: 22,700) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) WNW of Akita (pop: 320,100) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) SSW of Noshiro (pop: 51,100) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) SW of Takanosu (Kitaakita) (pop: 20,500) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) NW of Ōmagari (pop: 38,800) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SW of Ōdate (pop: 64,500) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) NW of Yokote (pop: 39,200) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) WSW of Hanawa (Kazuno) (pop: 36,900) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (125 mi) NNW of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
463 km (288 mi) N of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 7.8°C (46 F), humidity: 62%, wind: 8 m/s (15 kts) from ESE
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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