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Deep M6.1 earthquake hits central Sea of Japan

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A deep earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.1 hit the central Sea of Japan at 08:37 UTC (17:37 JST) on September 29, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 400 km (248 miles). The USGS is reproing M6.1 at a depth of 367.7 km (228 miles).

The epicenter was located 242 km (150 miles) NNW of Nanao (population 45 309) and 250 km (155 miles) NNW of Hakui (population 24 529), Japan.

There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).

A tsunami is not expected.

Image credit: TW/SAM, Google

Featured image credit: TW/SAM, Google

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