Minor mag. 2.9 earthquake - 16 km southeast of Niigata, Japan, on May 03, 2021 20:01:59.02 -
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 188 km depth
3 May 11:08 UTC: First to report: NIED after 6 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: May 03, 2021 20:01:59.02
Depth: 187.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.828°N / 139.169°E (Niigata Shi, Niigata, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Numazawa (55 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) NE of Niitsu (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
6 km (4 mi) WSW of Suibara (Agano) (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
7 km (4 mi) SE of Kameda-honchō (pop: 32,800) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) N of Gosen (pop: 37,400) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) ENE of Shirone (pop: 41,400) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) ESE of Niigata (pop: 505,300) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) SW of Shibata (pop: 80,800) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (13 mi) NNE of Kamo (pop: 32,100) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) WSW of Sendai (Miyagi) (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (151 mi) N 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||188 km||NE NIIGATA PREF, Japan||NIED|
User reports for this quakeAt magnitude 2.9, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.