A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Shingu in Japan. Global time and date of event 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 12:57:09 / March 20, 2017 @ 12:57 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20008tar. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008tar. The temblor was picked up at 21:57:09 / 9:57 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 438.33 km (272 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 135.8969° East, latitude 33.0705° North, depth = 438.33 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tanabe, Shingū. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Tanabe (c. 69 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Shingū (c. 31 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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