Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 109 km depth
22 Dec 07:10 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 4 minutes.
22 Dec 07:16: Now using data updates from EMSC
22 Dec 07:26: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Wed, 22 Dec 2021, 07:27
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.8 just reported 48 km west of Naha, Japan
4.8 quake 22 Dec 4:07 pm (GMT +9)
Just 20 minutes ago, a 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Naha, Naha Shi, Okinawa, Japan. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021, at 4:07 pm local time, at an intermediate depth of 108.6 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey, the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Naha (pop. 300,800) located 48 km from the epicenter, Tomigusuku (pop. 55,700) 49 km away, Itoman (pop. 57,200) 49 km away, Chinon (pop. 91,800) 56 km away, Chatan (pop. 27,800) 57 km away, Okinawa (pop. 125,500) 60 km away, Ishikawa (pop. 22,400) 64 km away, Gushikawa (pop. 65,300) 67 km away, Katsuren-haebaru (pop. 34,200) 67 km away, and Naga (pop. 59,600) 87 km away.
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