Magnitude 5.4 earthquake strikes near Mizunami, Mizunami-shi, Gifu, Japan

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake near Mizunami, Mizunami-shi, Gifu, Japan, was reported only 13 minutes ago by NIED, considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a great depth of 319.9 km beneath the epicenter in the evening on Friday 8 January 2021 at 9:35 pm 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Mizunami (pop. 42,600) located 6 km from the epicenter, Toki (pop. 61,400) 8 km away, Mitake (pop. 19,300) 8 km away, Tajimi (pop. 107,800) 14 km away, Minokamo (pop. 51,500) 20 km away, Seto (pop. 134,200) 23 km away, Inuyama (pop. 74,000) 26 km away, Nakatsugawa (pop. 55,000) 26 km away, and Nagoya (pop. 2,191,300) 39 km away.
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Earthquake data:
Date & time: 8 Jan 9:35 pm (GMT +9) local time (8 Jan 2021 12:35 GMT)
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 319.9 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 35.41°N / 137.23°E (Mizunami-shi, Gifu, Japan)
Primary data source: NIED