Strong 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake – Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan | 1 May 2021 at 01:27 (UTC)

A strong magnitude 6.8 quake offshore Japan near Ishinomaki, Ishinomaki Shi, Miyagi. The earthquake hit in the morning on Saturday 1 May 2021 at 10:27 am local time at a moderately shallow depth of 60 km.


Geoscience Australia which listed the quake at Magnitude 6.8. Other agencies reporting the same quake include Japan’s National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience at Magnitude 6.9, the United States Geological Survey at Magnitude 6.6, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 6.8
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.

Moderate shaking probably occurred in Ishinomaki (pop. 117,200) located 45 km from the epicenter, Yamoto (pop. 32,000) 52 km away, Shiogama (pop. 59,500) 62 km away, Rifu (pop. 35,000) 67 km away, Iwanuma (pop. 42,400) 76 km away, Tomiya (pop. 42,500) 77 km away, Furukawa (pop. 76,300) 80 km away, and Ichinoseki (pop. 63,000) 97 km away.


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