Terremoto moderado mag. 4.5 - North Pacific Ocean, 86 km ESE of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, miércoles, 12 may 2021 08:30 (GMT +9) -

Terremoto moderado mag. 4.5 - North Pacific Ocean, 86 km ESE of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, miércoles, 12 may 2021 08:30 (GMT +9)

Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.5 at 33 km depth

11 May 23:36 UTC: Primero en informar: NIED después de 6 minutos.
Update Tue, 11 May 2021, 23:42
Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake 86 km southeast of Hachinohe, Japan
4.5 quake 12 May 8:30 am (GMT +9)
4.5 quake 12 May 8:30 am (GMT +9)
Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED) reported a magnitude 4.5 quake in Japan near Hachinohe, Hachinohe Shi, Aomori, only 12 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Wednesday 12 May 2021 at 8:30 am local time at a moderately shallow depth of 33 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), 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 Miyako (pop. 51,700) located 71 km from the epicenter, Hachinohe (pop. 239,000) 86 km away, Yamada (pop. 20,100) 88 km away, Ichinohe (pop. 15,800) 96 km away, Ōtsuchi (pop. 16,500) 100 km away, and Misawa (pop. 42,800) 104 km away.
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Earthquake data

Fecha & hora: 11 May 2021 23:30:01 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: miércoles, 12 may 2021 08:30 (GMT +9)
Magnitud: 4.5
Prof.: 33.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 40.171°N / 142.416°E (Océano Pacífico Norte, Japón)
Antipode: 40.171°S / 37.584°W
Volcán mas cercano: Osore-yama (110 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
71 km al NE de Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
86 km al ESE de Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
88 km al NNE de Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
96 km al E de Ichinohe (pop: 15,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
100 km al NNE de Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
104 km al ESE de Misawa (pop: 42,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
120 km al ENE de Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
159 km al ESE de Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
334 km al SSE de Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
553 km al NNE de Tokio (pop: 8,336,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 9.6°C (49 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from NNE
Fuente primaria de datos: NIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
Energía liberada estimada: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 MWh, equivalente a 84.8 toneladas de TNT) Más 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.
4.648 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
4.457 km68 Km ESE of Hachinohe, JapanUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
sydney / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single vertical bump
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