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Weak mag. 2.7 earthquake - East China Sea, 12 km southwest of Kumamoto, Prefectura de Kumamoto, Japan, on Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021 at 9:46 am (GMT +9) -

Weak mag. 2.7 earthquake - East China Sea, 12 km southwest of Kumamoto, Prefectura de Kumamoto, Japan, on Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021 at 9:46 am (GMT +9) Weak mag. 2.7 earthquake - East China Sea, 12 km southwest of Kumamoto, Prefectura de Kumamoto, Japan, on Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021 at 9:46 am (GMT +9)

Weak magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 11 km depth

7 Dec 00:53 UTC: First to report: NIED after 6 minutes.
Date & time: Dec 7, 2021 00:46:57 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021 at 9:46 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 2.7
Depth: 11.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.735°N / 130.589°E (East China Sea, Japan)
Antipode: 32.735°S / 49.411°W
Nearest volcano: Unzen (28 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) NW of Uto (pop: 39,200) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) NW of Matsubase (Uki) (pop: 26,200) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) SW of Kumamoto (pop: 680,400) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SSW of Uekimachi-mōno (Kumamoto) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) ESE of Shimabara (pop: 38,100) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) N of Honmachi (pop: 104,300) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) WSW of Ōzu (Kikuchi District) (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) SSE of Omuta (pop: 132,000) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) S of Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300) --> See nearby quakes!
899 km (559 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) NW of Kyūshū Island (pop: 13,232,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 11.9°C (53 F), humidity: 57%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from N
Primary data source: NIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 108 joules (197 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.169 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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