A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan. Unique identifier: us20004zsk. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004zsk. Exact location of event, longitude 123.3902 East, latitude 24.8765 North, depth = 31.59 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: 12/02/16 / 2016-02-12 18:11:45 / February 12, 2016 @ 6:11 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 31.59 km (20 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:11:45 / 2:11 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishigaki (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 60 km NE of Yonakuni, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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