Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes near Mikuni, Sakai, Fukui, Japan
4.6 quake 16 Apr 9:39 pm (GMT +9)

An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred in the evening on Friday 16 April 2021 at 9:39 pm local time near Mikuni, Sakai, Fukui, Japan, as reported by Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a great depth of 383.7 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. 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.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Mikuni (pop. 23,500, 107 km away), and Komatsu (pop. 109,000, 114 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:
Date & time: 16 Apr 2021 9:39 pm (GMT +9) local time (16 Apr 2021 12:39 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 383.7 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 36.94°N / 135.37°E (Japan Sea, Japan)
Primary data source: NIED