Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - Uki Shi, 17 km south of Kumamoto, Japan, on May 21, 2021 00:05:16.65 -
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Weak magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 10 km depth
20 May 15:11 UTC: First to report: NIED after 6 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: May 21, 2021 00:05:16.65
Depth: 9.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.657°N / 130.68°E (Uki Shi, Kumamoto, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Unzen (38 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) ENE of Matsubase (Uki) (pop: 26,200) --> See nearby quakes!
3 km (2 mi) SSE of Uto (pop: 39,200) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) S of Kumamoto (pop: 680,400) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) NNE of Honmachi (pop: 104,300) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) S of Uekimachi-mōno (Kumamoto) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) SW of Ōzu (Kikuchi District) (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) S of Yamaga (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SSE of Omuta (Fukuoka) (pop: 132,000) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) SSE of Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300) --> See nearby quakes!
895 km (556 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: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) More info
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|2.9||9.8 km||Japan: NW KUMAMOTO PREF||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.