Terremoto moderado mag. 5.3 - Kamikawa-gun, 47 km SE of Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan, domingo, 20 jun. 2021 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 5.3 - Kamikawa-gun, 47 km SE of Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan, domingo, 20 jun. 2021

Terremoto moderado magnitud 5.3 at 141 km depth

20 Jun 11:15 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 7 minutos.
20 Jun 11:18: Magnitud recalculada de 5.6 a 5.7. Ubicación del epicentro corregida 8.9 km (5.5 mi) al E.
20 Jun 16:16: Magnitud recalculada de 5.7 a 5.3.
Update Sun, 20 Jun 2021, 11:21
Moderate yet deep magnitude 5.7 quake hits 47 km southeast of Asahikawa, Japan in the evening
5.7 quake 20 Jun 8:08 pm (GMT +9)
5.7 quake 20 Jun 8:08 pm (GMT +9)
Just 13 minutes ago, a 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Asahikawa, Asahikawa City, Hokkaido, Japan. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Sunday 20 June 2021 at 8:08 pm local time, at an intermediate depth of 141 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.3 earthquake. A third agency, Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.7.
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 Kamikawa (pop. 5,300) located 37 km from the epicenter, Shimo-furano (pop. 25,900) 40 km away, Asahikawa (pop. 356,600) 47 km away, Otofuke (pop. 40,900) 65 km away, Obihiro (pop. 173,900) 73 km away, Takikawa (pop. 45,100) 74 km away, Kitami (pop. 113,100) 92 km away, Iwamizawa (pop. 85,100) 92 km away, and Sapporo (pop. 1,883,000) 129 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 20 Jun 2021 11:08:23 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 20 Jun 8:08 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitud: 5.3
Profundidad: 141.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 43.51°N / 142.82°E (Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido, Japón)
Volcán mas cercano: Tokachi (15 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km al S de Kamikawa (pop: 5,290) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
40 km al ENE de Shimo-furano (Furano) (pop: 25,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
47 km al SE de Asahikawa (pop: 356,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
65 km al NNO de Otofuke (pop: 40,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
73 km al NNO de Obihiro (pop: 173,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
74 km al E de Takikawa (pop: 45,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
92 km al OSO de Kitami (pop: 113,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
92 km al ENE de Iwamizawa (pop: 85,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
129 km al ENE de Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
910 km al NNE de Tokio (Tokyo) (pop: 8,336,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 8°C (46 F), humidity: 96%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from SE
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 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.
5.3141 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGFZ
5.5144 kmJapan: Near SapporoRENASS
5.3148 km31 Km NE of Shimo-furano, JapanUSGS
5.4161 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionBMKG
5.4145 kmHokkaido, Japan RegionGeoAu

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Sapporo (122.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 minutes
Santa cruz, ca / not felt
Sapporo / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 28 Jun 2021 18:14 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    180.9 km (112.4 mi) depth
    27 km (16 mi) distance
    | NIED | Details

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