Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 12 km south of Kumamoto, Japan, on Thursday, 6 May 2021 9:16 am (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 12 km south of Kumamoto, Japan, on Thursday, 6 May 2021 9:16 am (GMT +9)

Умеренное землетрясение маг. 4.3 at 13 km depth

6 May 00:19 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
6 May 00:23: Now using data updates from NIED
Update Thu, 6 May 2021, 00:27
Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake 12 km south of Kumamoto, Japan
4.3 quake 12 km south of Kumamoto, Japan, 6 May 2021 9:16 am (GMT +9)
4.3 quake 12 km south of Kumamoto, Japan, 6 May 2021 9:16 am (GMT +9)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred only 10 minutes ago 12 km south of Kumamoto, Japan, Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 12.9 km beneath the epicenter near Kumamoto, Kumamoto Shi, Japan, in the morning on Thursday 6 May 2021 at 9:16 am local time. 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 4.0.
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 Uto (pop. 39,200) located 4 km from the epicenter, and Matsubase (pop. 26,200) 7 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Kumamoto (pop. 680,400) located 12 km from the epicenter, Uekimachi-mōno (pop. 31,700) 23 km away, Honmachi (pop. 104,300) 24 km away, Ōzu (pop. 29,800) 25 km away, Yamaga (pop. 32,300) 36 km away, and Omuta (pop. 132,000) 45 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Fukuoka (pop. 1,392,300) located 104 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data:

Дата & время: 6 May 2021 00:16:50 UTC -
Местное время в эпицентре: Четверг, 6 мая 2021 09:16 (GMT +9)
Величина: 4.3
Глубина: 12.9 km
Эпицентр Широта / Долгота: 32.696°N / 130.711°E (Kumamoto Shi, Тюо-ку, Япония)
Ближайшие вулкана: Unzen (71 km / 44 mi)
Города поблизости:
4 km (3 mi) ENE of Uto (pop: 39,200) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
7 km (4 mi) NE of Matsubase (Uki) (pop: 26,200) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
12 km (8 mi) S of Kumamoto (pop: 680,400) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
23 km (14 mi) S of Uekimachi-mōno (Kumamoto) (pop: 31,700) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
24 km (15 mi) NNE of Яцусиро (pop: 104,300) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
25 km (16 mi) SW of Одзу (Kikuchi District) (pop: 29,800) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
36 km (22 mi) S of Тамана (pop: 32,300) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
45 km (28 mi) SE of Омута (Fukuoka) (pop: 132,000) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
104 km (65 mi) SSE of Фукуока (Fukuoka) (pop: 1,392,300) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
890 km (553 mi) WSW of Токио (Tokyo) (pop: 8,336,600) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 16.8°C (62 F), humidity: 48%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts)
Источник данных: NIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. Вы можете использовать геоданные вашего устройства или карту, чтобы уточнить, где вы находились во время землетрясения. Спасибо большое!

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.
4.313 kmNear Sasebo, Nagasaki, JapanNIED
unspecifiedn/aNW KUMAMOTO PREF, JapanVolcanoDiscovery

User reports for this quake (7)

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Sasebo (107.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short : Very weak shaking that lasted a couple of seconds. | One user found this interesting.  
Kumamoto City / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Daizenji / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
Lake ezu (9.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Tosu / Weak shaking (MMI III)
久留米市 (66.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Fukuoka / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
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