Minor mag. 2.8 earthquake - 14 km west of Yokote, Akita, Japan, on May 17, 2021 12:28:32.61 -
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Minor magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 155 km depth
17 May 03:35 UTC: First to report: NIED after 7 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: May 17, 2021 12:28:32.61
Depth: 155.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.281°N / 140.398°E (Yokote-shi, Akita, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Chokai (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) WSW of Yokote (pop: 39,200) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (10 mi) NW of Yuzawa (pop: 33,500) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) SSW of Ōmagari (pop: 38,800) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) SSE of Akita (pop: 320,100) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) W of Kitakami (Iwate) (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) NE of Sakata (Yamagata) (pop: 100,400) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) W of Hanamaki (Iwate) (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) NE of Tsuruoka (Yamagata) (pop: 99,800) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) NNW of Sendai (Miyagi) (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
404 km (251 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 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) More info
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User reports for this quakeAt magnitude 2.8, 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.