A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 263 km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan (163 miles). Event id: us100048ev. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100048ev. Exact location of event, longitude 144.7521 East, latitude 38.494 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/12/15 / 2015-12-20 00:10:22 / December 20, 2015 @ 12:10 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:10:22 / 10:10 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 263 km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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