Terremoto moderado mag. 4.0 - Uki Shi, 16 km S of Kumamoto, Japan, Tuesday, 08 Jun. 2021 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 4.0 - Uki Shi, 16 km S of Kumamoto, Japan, Tuesday, 08 Jun. 2021

Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.0 at 10 km depth

8 Jun 08:06 UTC: Primero en informar: NIED después de 6 minutos.
Update Tue, 8 Jun 2021, 08:12
Moderate 4.0 quake hits near Kumamoto, Kumamoto Shi, Japan
4.0 quake 8 Jun 4:59 pm (GMT +9)
4.0 quake 8 Jun 4:59 pm (GMT +9)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 occurred in the afternoon on Tuesday 8 June 2021 at 4:59 pm local time near Kumamoto, Kumamoto Shi, Japan, as reported by Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.8.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Matsubase (pop. 26,200) located 2 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Uto (pop. 39,200) located 3 km from the epicenter, Kumamoto (pop. 680,400) 16 km away, Honmachi (pop. 104,300) 19 km away, Uekimachi-mōno (pop. 31,700) 27 km away, and Ōzu (pop. 29,800) 30 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Yamaga (pop. 32,300) located 40 km from the epicenter, and Omuta (pop. 132,000) 47 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 8 Jun 2021 07:59:58 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: Tuesday, 8 Jun 2021 16:59 (GMT +9)
Magnitud: 4
Profundidad: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 32.659°N / 130.684°E (Uki Shi, Prefectura de Kumamoto, Japón)
Volcán mas cercano: Unzen (38 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km al ENE de Matsubase (Uki) (pop: 26,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
3 km al SSE de Uto (pop: 39,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
16 km al S de Kumamoto (pop: 680,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
19 km al NNE de Honmachi (pop: 104,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
27 km al S de Uekimachi-mōno (Kumamoto) (pop: 31,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
30 km al SO de Ōzu (Kikuchi District) (pop: 29,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
40 km al S de Yamaga (pop: 32,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
47 km al SSE de Omuta (Fukuoka) (pop: 132,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
108 km al SSE de Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
894 km al OSO de Tokio (Tokyo) (pop: 8,336,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 31.5°C (89 F), humidity: 60%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from WSW
Fuente primaria de datos: NIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
Energía liberada estimada: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More 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.
RevistaProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
4.010 kmJapan: NW KUMAMOTO PREFNIED
3.810 kmKYUSHU, JAPANEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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