Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Iwamizawa-shi, 8.6 km east of Ebetsu, Hokkaido, Japan, on Sunday, Jun 13, 2021 5:32 am (GMT +9) -

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Iwamizawa-shi, 8.6 km east of Ebetsu, Hokkaido, Japan, on Sunday, Jun 13, 2021 5:32 am (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 169 km depth

12 Jun 20:39 UTC: First to report: NIED after 7 minutes.
Update Sat, 12 Jun 2021, 20:48
Moderate magnitude 4.9 quake hits 9 km northeast of Ebetsu, Japan early morning
4.9 quake 13 Jun 5:32 am (GMT +9)
4.9 quake 13 Jun 5:32 am (GMT +9)
Just 16 minutes ago, a 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck near Ebetsu, Ebetsu-shi, Hokkaido, Japan. The tremor was recorded early morning on Sunday 13 June 2021 at 5:32 am local time, at an intermediate to considerable depth of 168.5 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the United States Geological Survey, which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ebetsu (pop. 134,000) located 9 km from the epicenter, Iwamizawa (pop. 85,100) 12 km away, Tōbetsu (pop. 21,800) 15 km away, Kitahiroshima (pop. 62,400) 18 km away, Sapporo (pop. 1,883,000) 25 km away, Ishikari (pop. 57,300) 27 km away, Bibai (pop. 29,000) 27 km away, Chitose (pop. 92,900) 34 km away, and Otaru (pop. 143,800) 53 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jun 12, 2021 20:32:18 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, Jun 13, 2021 5:32 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 168.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.129°N / 141.652°E (Iwamizawa-shi, Hokkaido, Japan)
Antipode: 43.129°S / 38.348°W
Nearest volcano: Shikotsu (54 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (5 mi) ENE of Ebetsu (pop: 134,000) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) SW of Iwamizawa (pop: 85,100) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) SE of Tōbetsu (Ishikari District) (pop: 21,800) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) NNE of Hiroshima (pop: 62,400) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) ENE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) ESE of Ishikari (pop: 57,300) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SW of Bibai (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) N of Chitose (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) E of Otaru (pop: 143,800) --> See nearby quakes!
844 km (525 mi) N of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 16°C (61 F), humidity: 89%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from SSE
Primary data source: NIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.9169 kmJapan: ISHIKARI DEPRESSIONNIED
4.2165 km6 Km N of Ebetsu, JapanUSGS
4.5167 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGFZ

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