Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 60 km south of Nishinoomote, Kagoshima, Japan, on Monday, 1 Mar 2021 1:12 am (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 60 km south of Nishinoomote, Kagoshima, Japan, on Monday, 1 Mar 2021 1:12 am (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 37 km depth

28 Feb 16:21 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 9 minutes.
28 Feb 17:19: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 35.0 km (from 6.2 to 22 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 28 km (18 mi) towards NW.
28 Feb 17:20: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 35.0 to 46.0 km (from 22 to 29 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.4 km (4.6 mi) towards NW.
28 Feb 20:58: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 46.0 to 37.0 km (from 29 to 23 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards S.
Update Sun, 28 Feb 2021, 16:27
Moderate 4.4 quake hits near Nishinoomote, Nishinoomote Shi, Kagoshima, Japan
4.4 quake 1 Mar 1:12 am (GMT +9)
4.4 quake 1 Mar 1:12 am (GMT +9)
Just 15 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Nishinoomote, Nishinoomote Shi, Kagoshima, Japan. The tremor was recorded early morning on Monday 1 March 2021 at 1:12 am local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Koseda (pop. 2,300) located 84 km from the epicenter, and Nishinoomote (pop. 17,800) 90 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 28 Feb 2021 16:12:05 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 1 Mar 2021 1:12 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 37.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.2°N / 131.12°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Kuchinoerabu-jima (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km (31 mi) ESE of Koseda (pop: 2,350) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (38 mi) SSE of Nishinoomote (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) E of Kurio (pop: 1,800) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (77 mi) SSE of Ibusuki (pop: 29,700) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) SSE of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) SSE of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) S of Miyakonojō (pop: 131,000) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) S of Miyazaki (pop: 311,200) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) S of Kumamoto (pop: 680,400) --> See nearby quakes!
384 km (239 mi) S of Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) S of Kyushu Island (pop: 13,232,000) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) ESE of Kuchinoerabu-jima Island (pop: 147) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 18.4°C (65 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 11 m/s (22 kts) from E
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.737 kmKYUSHU, JAPANEMSC
4.313 kmNEAR AMAMI-OSHIMA ISLAND, JapanNIED
4.735 km55 Km ESE of Koseda, JapanUSGS
4.736 kmKyushu, JapanGFZ

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