Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 52 km south of Shikotan Island, Yuzhno-Kurilsky District, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on 5 May 5:32 am (GMT +10) -

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 52 km south of Shikotan Island, Yuzhno-Kurilsky District, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on 5 May 5:32 am (GMT +10)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 60 km depth

4 May 19:46 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 13 minutes.
4 May 19:52: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 50.0 to 55.0 km (from 31 to 34 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.5 km (3.4 mi) towards NE.
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4 May 21:28: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 66.0 to 60.0 km (from 41 to 37 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 24 km (15 mi) towards SSE.
Update Tue, 4 May 2021, 19:51
Moderate 4.5 quake hits near Nemuro, Nemuro-shi, Hokkaido, Japan
4.5 quake 5 May 5:33 am (GMT +10)
4.5 quake 5 May 5:33 am (GMT +10)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred only 18 minutes ago 83 km east of Nemuro, Russia, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 50 km beneath the epicenter near Nemuro, Nemuro-shi, Hokkaido, Japan, early morning on Wednesday 5 May 2021 at 5:33 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Shikotan (pop. 2,100) located 56 km from the epicenter, Nemuro (pop. 31,200) 83 km away, and Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop. 6,500) 100 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 4 May 2021 19:32:59 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 5 May 5:32 am (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.35°N / 146.55°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Mendeleev (101 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (32 mi) SSW of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) E of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) SE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) ESE of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) ESE of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) ESE of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (171 mi) ENE of Obihiro (Japan) (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (292 mi) SE of Korsakov (pop: 35,100) --> See nearby quakes!
523 km (325 mi) SE of Nevel'sk (pop: 17,000) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) SSW of Shikotan Island (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) SSE of Kunajiri Island (pop: 7,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 3.2°C (38 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 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
4.860 kmKURIL ISLANDS, RussiaEMSC
4.755 kmKuril Islands, RussiaGFZ
4.858 km53 Km SSW of Shikotan, RussiaUSGS

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