A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Naze in Japan. Exact location, longitude 129.3791° East, latitude 29.1302° North, depth = 18.68 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:34:14 / 8:34 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/16 / 2016-12-21 11:34:14 / December 21, 2016 @ 11:34 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007lpd. Id of event: us10007lpd. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.68 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naze (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Naze (c. 41 400 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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