A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Haebaru in Japan on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 128.6944 East, latitude 26.1133 North, depth = 8.66 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:36:45 / 4:36 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008het. Id of event: us20008het. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.66 km (5 miles). Global time and date of event 20/01/17 / 2017-01-20 19:36:45 / January 20, 2017 @ 7:36 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Katsuren-haebaru (c. 34 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Chatan (c. 27 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chatan, Ginowan, Ishikawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 85 km ESE of Haebaru, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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