Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 89 km east of Mutsu, Aomori, Japan, on Thursday, Apr 28, 2022 at 7:03 pm (GMT +9) -

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 89 km east of Mutsu, Aomori, Japan, on Thursday, Apr 28, 2022 at 7:03 pm (GMT +9) Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 89 km east of Mutsu, Aomori, Japan, on Thursday, Apr 28, 2022 at 7:03 pm (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 54 km depth

28 Apr 10:10 UTC: First to report: NIED after 7 minutes.
28 Apr 10:23: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Thu, 28 Apr 2022, 10:15
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.9 just reported 97 km east of Mutsu, Japan
4.9 quake 28 Apr 7:03 pm (GMT +9)
4.9 quake 28 Apr 7:03 pm (GMT +9)
Just 12 minutes ago, a 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck near Mutsu, Mutsu-shi, Aomori, Japan. The tremor was recorded early evening on Thursday, April 28th, 2022, at 7:03 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 21.7 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.6.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Misawa (pop. 42,800) located 97 km from the epicenter, Mutsu (pop. 49,200) 97 km away, and Hachinohe (pop. 239,000) 103 km away.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 28, 2022 10:03:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Apr 28, 2022 at 7:03 pm (GMT +9)
Depth54.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude41.2195°N / 142.282°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode41.22°S / 37.718°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoE-san (113 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities89 km (56 mi) E of Mutsu (pop: 49,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (59 mi) NE of Misawa (pop: 42,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
104 km (64 mi) NE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
137 km (85 mi) ENE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
143 km (89 mi) ESE of Hakodate (pop: 275,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
163 km (101 mi) SE of Muroran (pop: 96,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
167 km (104 mi) ENE of Hirosaki (pop: 175,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
194 km (121 mi) NNE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
219 km (136 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
655 km (407 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
252 km (157 mi) SSW of Hokkaido Island (pop: 5,500,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
257 km (160 mi) ESE of Okushiri Island (pop: 3,340) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 8°C (46 F), humidity: 61%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
4.756 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGFZ
4.754 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionRaspberryShake
4.922 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionNIED

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Misawa, Aomori (93.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 30-60 s
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