Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Kitaakita-shi, 35 km south of Ōdate, Akita, Japan, on May 12, 2021 23:40:50.91 -
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Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 5 km depth
12 May 14:48 UTC: First to report: NIED after 7 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: May 12, 2021 23:40:50.91
Depth: 5.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.963°N / 140.633°E (Kitaakita-shi, Akita, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Akita-Yake-yama (11 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (17 mi) SSW of Hanawa (Kazuno) (pop: 36,900) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) S of Ōdate (pop: 64,500) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SE of Takanosu (Kitaakita) (pop: 20,500) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) NW of Shizukuishi (Iwate District) (pop: 19,900) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) ENE of Akita (pop: 320,100) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) ESE of Noshiro (pop: 51,100) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NNE of Ōmagari (pop: 38,800) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SSE of Hirosaki (Aomori) (pop: 175,000) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) N of Sendai (Miyagi) (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
482 km (300 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: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) More info
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|3.1||5.3 km||NORTHERN AKITA PREF, Japan||NIED|
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