International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis


Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 255705
Event time 2020-09-03 03:05:30 (UTC)
Local time 2020-09-02 18:05:30 - [It was evening in the affected area.]
Last update 2020-09-03 03:10:00 (UTC)
Magnitude 4.1
Depth -50 km
Class Light
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 2
Possible effects A few people might notice movement if they are at rest and/or on the upper floors of tall buildings.
Data status
Data provider EMSC

Location
Continent Asia
Country Japan
Administration area Iwate
Nearest settlement Tanohama
Distance 17 km
Course E
Surface type underwater quake
Tsunami region North Pacific
Water surface name North Pacific Ocean



Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
Kamaishi Ko (29.76 km), Miyako (31.92 km)
Nearest airports
There is no known marine port nearby.
Nearest volcanoes
There is no known marine port nearby.
Quick Analysis
According to the epicenter of the quake, this is an underwater quake.