Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake - 12 km southwest of Ōita, Oita, Japan, on May 20, 2021 23:56:51.42 -
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Minor magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 89 km depth
20 May 15:03 UTC: First to report: NIED after 6 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: May 20, 2021 23:56:51.42
Depth: 89.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.138°N / 131.529°E (Ōita City, Oita, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Tsurumi (18 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (8 mi) SSW of Ōita (pop: 448,900) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) S of Beppu (pop: 125,100) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) SW of Tsurusaki (pop: 77,000) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) NNE of Takedamachi (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) W of Usuki (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) S of Hiji (pop: 27,900) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) WNW of Tsukumiura (Tsukumi) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SSW of Kitsuki (pop: 23,400) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) ESE of Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300) --> See nearby quakes!
801 km (497 mi) WSW 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 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) More info
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