Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 24 km south of Ōfunato, Iwate, Japan, on Apr 22, 2021 03:12:08.69 -
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Minor magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 60 km depth
21 Apr 18:20 UTC: First to report: NIED after 8 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: Apr 22, 2021 03:12:08.69
Depth: 59.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.867°N / 141.647°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kurikoma (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) SSW of Ōfunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) E of Ichinoseki (pop: 63,000) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) SSW of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) ESE of Mizusawa (pop: 61,300) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NNE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (43 mi) ENE of Furukawa (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) SE of Hanamaki (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (245 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: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) More info
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|3.1||60 km||NORTHERN MIYAGI PREF, Japan||NIED|
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