Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - Nantan-shi, Kyoto, Japan, on Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 9:48 pm (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - Nantan-shi, Kyoto, Japan, on Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 9:48 pm (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 13 km depth

16 Oct 12:55 UTC: First to report: NIED after 7 minutes.
Date & time: Oct 16, 2021 12:48:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 9:48 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 12.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.073°N / 135.618°E (Nantan-shi, Kyoto, Japan)
Antipode: 35.073°S / 44.382°W
Nearest volcano: Haku-san (159 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) NW of Arashiyama (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (5 mi) NNE of Kameoka (pop: 97,200) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (8 mi) WNW of Kamigyō-ku (pop: 83,000) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (8 mi) WNW of Kyoto (pop: 1,459,600) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) NW of Mukō (pop: 53,200) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) NNW of Yawata (pop: 71,700) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) WNW of Ōtsu (Shiga) (pop: 298,200) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) NW of Uji (pop: 192,900) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) NNE of Osaka (Ōsaka) (pop: 2,592,400) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (233 mi) W of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 15.5°C (60 F), humidity: 91%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: NIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.113 kmJapan: MID KYOTO PREFNIED
3.910 kmWESTERN HONSHU, JAPANEMSC

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Kamigyou-ku / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : First it was a light rattling and it increased quickly and felt stronger. It only lasted like 4 seconds. | One user found this interesting.  
Naniwa-ku, Apartment 8th floor (47.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short
Suita, Ōsaka (35.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 5-10 s : Light shaking  
Arashiyama, Kyōto, Kyoto (11.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Sakyouku kyouto / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short
SAKYO-KU / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Kyoto city / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Yawata / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / very short : Weak shaking  
Nantan-shi Yagi Yagi-cho / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
kyoto city / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : light shaking  
Kyoto / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s
kyoto katsura / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Oyamazaki, Kyoto (21 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Kyoto / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Buvo zajabys!  
Moriguchi Osaka / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Light Shaking  
kyoto / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : strong  
Kyoto / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : It felt like someone shook the chair a little bit I was sitting on  
watching netflix / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
京丹波 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Shimogamo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : 2 jolts lasting a short time  
Kyoto, Hotel Moxy / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Kyoto City, Nishikyo Ward / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s
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