Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 40 km depth
24 May 14:50 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 9 minutes.
24 May 14:51: Now using data updates from EMSC
24 May 16:14: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 30.0 to 40.0 km (from 18.6 to 25 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9.1 km (5.6 mi) towards W.
Update Mon, 24 May 2021, 14:57
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Naha, Naha Shi, Okinawa, Japan
4.7 quake 24 May 10:41 pm (GMT +8)
Just 16 minutes ago, a 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Naha, Naha Shi, Okinawa, Japan. The tremor was recorded late at night on Monday 24 May 2021 at 10:41 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), which listed it as a magnitude 4.7 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Itoman (pop. 57,200) located 85 km from the epicenter, Tomigusuku (pop. 55,700) 92 km away, Naha (pop. 300,800) 95 km away, Chinon (pop. 91,800) 103 km away, Chatan (pop. 27,800) 108 km away, Okinawa (pop. 125,500) 112 km away, Katsuren-haebaru (pop. 34,200) 115 km away, and Gushikawa (pop. 65,300) 117 km away.
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