A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Nichinan in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.06 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 38.06 km, 131.6547° East, 31.3103° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20008i3q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008i3q. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/02/17 / 2017-02-07 07:21:32 / February 7, 2017 @ 7:21 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:21:32 / 4:21 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Takanabe, Tarumizu, Tsuma (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Tsuma (c. 34 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Takanabe (c. 22 500 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 42 km SE of Nichinan, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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