A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Hirara in Japan on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004usl. Unique identifier: us20004usl. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 125.4185° East, 23.9653° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 21:24:03 / January 21, 2016 @ 9:24 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:24:03 / 5:24 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hirara. Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Hirara (c. 34 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 nine 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 93 km S of Hirara, Japan.
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