A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Ishikawa in Japan on Thursday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:42:44 / 10:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 127.8497° East, 26.4601° North, depth 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 01/10/15 / 2015-10-01 13:42:44 / October 1, 2015 @ 1:42 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us10003jgv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jgv.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Itoman, Tomigusuku, Naha-shi. Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 4 km NE of Ishikawa, Japan.
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